Future of Work

Openwork Conversations

OpenWork Conversations

To grow our own knowledge base, and to share that with others, we created OpenWork Conversations. OpenWork Conversations is an interview series with thought leaders we admire, where we invite them to share their insights around a variety of hybrid-related topics.


Workplace Experience Audit

Organizations are like snowflakes. Each is unique in its own way. When it comes to committing to a hybrid working strategy, there isn’t an off-the-shelf list of options from which to choose.

Customize Your Hybrid Working Solution


Remote Working Culture

Adapt your culture to the requirements of remote work. Connecting and aligning a distributed workforce, whether employees are at home or at a coworking space or coffee shop, requires an open-source approach that draws from many existing technologies and tools. That requires not only a mindset shift, but a culture shift.  


Work Ambiance Soundtrack

A collection of work ambiance videos to help you find your optimal flow, wherever you are.


Introducing the LEMR Change Model


Infinite Workplace

Are we trying to protect the old ways? Or is it time for a new perspective?


Work From Home – A Day in the Life

 This video gives a typical work day experience for a work from home professional. From waking up in the morning, through lunch, until calling it a day. Working from home is part of the new hybrid workplace. When we can empower the workforce to work where, when, and how they choose- then we have Read More


Coworking + Hybrid

Coworking During and After Covid The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the coworking industry has been profound. From WeWork to Industrious to Convene, all the major operators have had to hunker down and adapt to a socially distanced, low-density operating model. For industry veterans this is a tough pill to swallow, as high density/revenue Read More


Contradictions: Inclusive Design for All Generations Wednesday, June 17 10:00am–11:00am CDT [NC017 CEU] In light of the current health crisis we will examine the inherent challenges designers face when dealing with five generations in the workforce to provide choices of where, how, when and with whom they work to enhance user experience and performance. In this Read More


Human Tech

Introduction As software, AI, IoT, and robotics swallow more and more of the world (as Marc Andreessen suggested they would), it is natural to wonder what the role will be for people?  For years we’ve heard corporate leaders, as well as their HR lieutenants, tell us that their people are ‘their most important assets,’ but Read More


Invisible Innovation

Introduction Research on CEO priorities consistently shows that innovation remains a top priority for most corporate leaders.  This has been the case for well over a decade. Which company, or company leader, would not want their companies to grow through innovation? The challenge, when push comes to shove, is how to get to innovation?  At Read More


OpenWork Manifesto

Over the past eight years coworking has gone from being a social movement to being a bona fide industry.  As asset owners and real estate professionals learn more about the significant rent arbitrage potential, and as investors and lenders become more comfortable with the risk profile of coworking businesses, the floodgates have opened up.  VC Read More


Workplace Strategy: Coworking for compan...

Why/how does coworking work for company teams? Data demonstrate that engaged employees are more productive employees than their disengaged counterparts, and the data on employee engagement is abysmal.  According to a 2014 Gallup poll, less than one-third (31.5%) of U.S. workers were actively engaged in their work, meaning well over half of American employees were Read More

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Future of Work with Drew Jones and David...

Drew Jones and @davidhwalker of @OpenWorkAgency explore the intersections between #coworking and the business world https://t.co/eV7GXbex2B — ShareDesk (@ShareDesk) October 20, 2016