What's in a word? Or a phrase?
Over the past thirty years companies of all stripes and sizes have embraced the concept of activity based working (ABW).
ABW is a workplace strategy where employees do not have a fixed office or workstation,
Architects have long known that well-designed space can frame and direct human behavior
Too often, office design ignores this and proceeds to lavish wasteful workspaces on the company's senior executives while relegating rank and file employees to supposedly "collaborative" open plan offices.
Any truly open and innovative company culture starts with workspaces that reflect
OpenWork Founding Partner, Andrew Jones, recently published a guest article in Today's Hotelier. The article, discussing the growing trend of Hotel Coworking, opens the door to the opportunity of embracing the coworking model within the existing hospitality industry ecosystem. Read
Over the past five years we have been helping asset owners and real estate developers with their various coworking projects. Some of these have been at the early stage, conducting feasibility assessments to get to a go/no-go decision, while others have
Over the past five years we at the OpenWork Agency have helped real estate developers and entrepreneurs around the world with their various "coworking" projects. I use quotes here because for anyone familiar with the original coworking 1.0 movement, these projects are
Coworking Grows Up
In a little over a decade coworking has grown from being a scrappy officing solution for freelancers and startups into a multibillion dollar industry with thousands of operators around the world. Defined as ‘a multi-company campus for companies of all sizes,’
OPENWORK AGENCY Announces The Coworking 2020 Platform for Real Estate Developers and Change-Minded Companies
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
Start at the Beginning: The Corporate Coworking Feasibility Assessment
"It's best to start at the beginning"
Over the past five years we have conducted coworking feasibility assessments for numerous projects around the world- US, Central America, Asia, Middle East, Africa. Most of the projects have been with building owners and
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
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
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
Recommended Reading - Top Articles on HR Policies in the Future of Work
In the spirit of today being Independence Day (in the USA), it felt especially fitting to honor the global discussion around company policies that encourage independence within the evolving employee workforce. At OpenWork Agency we believe that employees who are honored with
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
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
According to the historian of science Thomas Kuhn, scientific paradigms change only at glacial speed. Even as evidence in a particular scientific field mounts to challenge existing theory, a field’s professionals, institutions, associations, and journals often acknowledge and embrace the
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?
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
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
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
Most Interesting Coworking-Related Articles of 2018 (January)
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
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
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
Boomerangs & Slingshots - After Corporate Culture: Managing Culture in the Sharing Economy
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
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,
Marc Andreessen once famously said that 'software is eating the world,' and that if your business can't be boiled down to a simple (software) solution it probably doesn't have much of a chance. Or at least, in his world of
Really enjoyed the conference. Great to be there and see so many friends and meet new people in the coworking industry!
[View the story "GCUC NYC 2017" on Storify]
Here's an insightful article recapping the event:
14 Takeaways from GCUC 2017 in New York City
WeWork + IBM
It was recently announced that WeWork, the global coworking chain, has signed a deal to manage an entire office building for IBM in Manhattan. Up to 800 employees will work in the building, which
Workplace Strategy: Coworking for company employees: What/Why/How
Workplace Strategy Insight: In these times of innovation, coworking is emerging as the new office.
We help companies cowork. Coworking has been the preferred office of choice for the independent worker since the community office trend began to emerge in 2006, catalyzing the
OpenWork attends EcoDistricts Summit in Denver, CO- Introduces 'Civic Coworking' Initiative to help economic development strategy introduce the coworking model
Our experienced coworking leaders have worked with cities, economic development groups, and non-profits that want to better their communities through coworking and collaboration. The team comes from all over the US and can relate and develop plans for small towns
OpenWork Partner, David Walker, Featured Panelist at Bisnow's Workplace of the Future (Event): How Tech is Disrupting Houston's Traditional Office Scene
While some may still aspire to work in a "corner office", many others are embracing the Workplace of the Future. All over Houston, employers are redefining the term "office".
What are architects, interior designers, general contractors and project managers being asked