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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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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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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…