The first week of the year brought us new lockdowns, elections, outages and outrage.
Whilst your attention may have understandably been elsewhere this week, here’s some coworking stories, resources, successes, celebrations, events, networks and apps you may have missed.
We truly hope this week’s summary finds you and yours well, and cannot wait to see (and share) how you’ll support and empower your local communities over the next 51 weeks of 2021.
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📰 Coworking updates.
💪 On creating through chaos.
Cat Johnson shares how, and why, she doubled down in 2020 to create the Lab to support and connect coworking leaders.
📑 Free Coworking Ops Starter Pack.
Jamie Dundas shares a free resource to help operators set goals, get organized and set up some of the nitty gritty of their workspace ops.
🇮🇪 Irish gov. launching national space-booking app.
Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys shares that her government is currently mapping out all the coworking and flexible workspaces which will made bookable via an app.
⚙️ The race towards a Workspace Operating System.
Glenn Felson shares an insightful piece about what an ‘Operating System’ for commercial real estate could look like, and who could be gunning for the multibillion dollar market.
🧳 What happens when employees can, and want, to live anywhere.
Dror Poleg writes in the New York Times about how the redistribution of employees, and businesses, could affect the future of workspaces.
🤝 8,500sqft branded coworking management agreement.
The teams at Ironfire and Howard CDM announced a new agreement to manage and operate a new coworking facility in Bellflower, Long Beach.
🗺 GCUC announces ‘Places’ network.
The team at GCUC announced a new GCUC Places network to help independent and smaller coworking brands compete with larger networks.
🏴 National lockdown in England.
On Tuesday a new national lockdown for England was announced. Whilst it’s recommended that everyone who can work from home should do so till mid-February, no direct guidance has been provided for coworking spaces as of yet.
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📆 Coworking events.
Jan 8: This Week In Coworking discussion of this week’s newsletter and summaries.
07:30PST | 10:30EST | 15:30GMT | 17:30EET
Jan 12 : GCUC: Designing for Member Reentry USA.
Jan 27 : GCUC: Designing for Member Reentry APAC.
Jan 29: Coworking Convo: PR strategies to strengthen coworking brands.
🎙 Coworking conversations.
Jamie Russo chats with Kim Lee about pivoting from challenges faced by her space, into a coworking collective and hosting a podcast.
Liz Elam and Larissa Murphy chat about how she turned the design approach upside down to achieve high density coworking without a bunch of straight boring corridors.
Bernie Mitchell & Zeljko Crnjaković chat with Jose Antonio Morales about self-sustaining coworking communities in Slovenia.
Kay Sargent shares what corporations and corporate end users are thinking about office space.