5 simple lessons corporate could / should learn from coworking" by Mutinerie, a coworking space in Paris (http://www.mutinerie.org). This slideshow was originally designed for the coworking europe conference 2011
Dans ces nouveaux espaces de travail confortables, entrepreneurs, experts et étudiants partagent leurs connaissances autour d’un café, comme sur un campus idéal. Venus des Etats-Unis, ces lieux fleurissent en France.
"...CoCo isn’t the only space that thinks of itself not only as a place to plug in a laptop and share some water cooler chatter, but also a means to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world practice..."
Evidence from last week's Global Coworking Unconference Conference and recent online commentary on the movement points to the fact that earlier predictions on GigaOM that coworking is undergoing a rapid and significant transformation were on to...
"...people don't just work together in meeting and conference rooms anymore. Collaboration now occurs all the time at personal desks and in hallways, or virtually via internet or smart phones, and it's often spontaneous and informal, rather than planned in advance..."
"...Loin d'être une simple mode, le coworking en dit long sur notre société en quête de nouvelles formes de solidarité, et semble être un miroir tendu au monde du travail d'aujourd'hui: toujours plus flexible, nomade, et sans engagement..."
Fun. Friendly. Inspiring. Collaborative. Productive. If you wouldn't define your workplace with any or all of those terms, you may have to ditch your own desk and take a seat at a coworking space near you.
A UT researcher spent several years asking Austin area coworkers and space proprietors to define what the movement was all about. The wide array of different and even contradictory answers he came up with is both intriguing and bewildering.