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OPENWORK AGENCY Announces The Coworki...

A turnkey consulting solution managed online- from concept to launch. AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — OpenWork Agency, a global coworking consultancy, has announced the launch of a Consulting as a Service (CaaS) offering for asset owners, real estate investors and developers. Managed online, the platform guides clients through eight phases of the coworking business development process. …

Coworking and the Open Organization

Coworking and the Open Organization

Coworking is not that big a deal In some ways many of us make too big a deal about coworking. One could argue, as some do, that it is just a (different) place to work. Like just desks and chairs, punctuated by locally roasted coffee and craft beer. And, frankly, there is something to this…

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Culture Eats Real Estate (too)

Puzzles & Roadmaps “Since when did employee engagement in our tenant companies become our business?” The Chief Strategy Officer of one of Singapore’s largest REITs posed the question in the middle of a tense session about how they were looking to reposition their office portfolio. They wanted to ‘activate’ some of their offices buildings in such a way to…

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Corporate Coworking is a Thing: Now W...

Over the past five years more and more companies- small, medium, and large- have embraced coworking as part of their workplace strategy. It is now widely accepted that coworking is no longer just for freelancers, startups, and solopreneurs. When firms such as IBM, Amazon, and UBS take up whole buildings under WeWork’s coworking management system,…

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The Economics of In-Firm Coworking

As I have suggested recently, the key drivers behind the growth of corporate coworking have been for the most part real estate drivers. The economics of this simply make sense, despite the skeptics. If one looks only narrowly at the price per square foot for a workstation in a private office in a coworking space (such…

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Corporate Coworking: On Campus or 3rd...

Twenty five percent of WeWork’s members are ‘corporate coworkers,’ and the company now boasts that 22% of the Fortune 500 companies have employees who work in their spaces. At the current rate of growth, some 40-50% of coworking members will be corporate users within five to seven years. With firms such as GE, Samsung, Microsoft, Dell, HSBC, Accenture,…

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OpenWork Partner, David Walker- panel...

Please join PDR for 18HX— Eighteen Hacks Enjoy craft drinks, small bites and inspiring conversation among friends. 18HX brings together a panel of six expert “hackers” who traffic in Cultural Capital. Each of our guests will reveal how they are actively reprogramming the realms of Hospitality, Social Impact, Brand Identity, Data Science, Real Estate and Workplace Engineering. Come learn eighteen…

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Most Interesting Coworking-Related Ar...

As part of being in the coworking industry since its inception, operating coworking spaces, consulting with coworking operators and real estate developers, participating in (and running) global coworking and workspace conferences, it’s our job at OpenWork to stay-in-the-know regarding innovations (and disruptions) in our industry. We share a lot on social media about coworking, the…

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Company Culture in the Age of Coworking

In my current book project (tentatively called “After Corporate Culture”), I am trying to understand the long-term impact that fluid and mobile working is having on company culture. For quite some time, of course, many firms have allowed, either officially or unofficially, employees to work from home or off-site at least some of the time. However, as…

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Are You Ready for Coworking?

Are You Ready? 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…

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Boomerangs & Slingshots – ...

Culture Past and Future In his 2015 Wall Street Journal article, “Data is our New Middle Manager,” Christopher Mims chronicles the emerging management practices of lean startups. The article suggests that, in an era of radical transparency where ALL employees have access to ALL the relevant data that impacts a company (small or large), there is less…

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Coworking in a Holistic Perspective

As long-standing participants in the coworking industry, the partners at OpenWork Agency have seen the industry evolve since the beginning. What was once a social movement is now a sure enough industry. Depending on what your vantage point is, though, coworking is different things to different people. In this article I reflect on some of…

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Workplace Strategy: Coworking for com...

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…

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Making the Connections: Coworking �...

In the July 13 issue of the Wall Street Journal, two articles sit side by side with no reference to one another. That they are presented as separate stories is both ironic and alarming. The first article, “WeWork’s Top Rival: Anyone and Everyone,” talks about how WeWork is and will continue to face stiff competition…

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Coworking Spaces are Going Corporate

Bloomberg BusinessWeek “Coworking Spaces are Going Corporate” By Patrick Clark, 2/19/2016 Corporate Coworking Program:

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The Incredible Shrinking HQ

Crain’s Chicago Business “The Incredible Shrinking HQ” by Claire Bushey, 1/30/2016  

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Join us @ GCUC in Los Angeles, May 3 ...

See you at @GCUCUSA in Los Angeles? May 3… We’ll be there! Use code OPENWORK for 10% off #FutureofWork #coworking https://t.co/xcnnJwftWu — OpenWork (@OpenWorkAgency) March 28, 2016

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2016: The Year of Coworking (Inc Maga...

Inc recently published an article showing why the work industry is embracing coworking. Some great insights. Inc Magazine “6 Reasons Why 2016 Will Be the Year of Co-Working” by Jeremy Goldman