For the past four years we have been closely watching as more and more mainstream users have embraced coworking as a new way of working. What at first seemed like a fringe phenomenon that was suited primarily for freelancers and startups has grown to be much more than this.
Recently, while walking through a WeWork, we noticed areas where employees of Dell, Amazon.com, and Samsung were all (co)working on the same couple of floors. Employees of different (large) firms sharing a workspace is something that no one would have predicted ten years ago. Yet here it is, happening everyday. In fact, 10% of the S&P 500 companies now have employees who cowork. A recent survey of companies included the following firms:
What does it mean for companies whose employees cowork around employees of other firms? Have you ever thought about how coworking might be relevant to you personally or your company organizationally? Do you think you are ready for coworking?
Find out at: CoworkingReady.com
This article was originally posted on LinkedIn by OpenWork Agency Partner, Drew Jones, PhD.