Even as much of the world looked toward the US (and its politics) this week, the coworking and flex workspace world continued to grow, share, plan, learn and support local communities.
Here’s a few updates, events, conversations and videos you may have missed,
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📰 Coworking updates.
🙋♀️ The leadership necessary to bring people back to the office.Tracy Brower wrote a piece in Forbes about how leadership will be key to engaging and motivating people to successfully return to the office.
🗞 Local London gazette highlights 4 takes on flex workspace.
Hackney Gazette shares a story about coworking spaces emerging in Hackney and surrounding residential areas. Featured are ARC Club, Salty Commune, CoBalance Cafe and Co-Dalston.
(For more on getting local press, be sure to join the next Coworking Convo in Events)
📊 What 3,500 remote workers thought and felt about remote work.
Whilst Buffer and AngelList published their 2020 State of Remote Work survey results in Feb last year (with data collected in Nov 2019), the report’s being doing its rounds this week.
Notable data-points include that just 7% of remote workers were using coworking spaces, and the biggest benefits and challenges of working remotely.
👩💻 Now even easier for platforms to get ‘live’ workspace data.
Syncaroo added two developer resources to make it even easier for workspace listing platforms and businesses to get automatically updated.
🗾 The benefits and challenges of the hub & spoke model.
Glenn Felson returns this week with an insightful piece into the both the upsides and the downsides of the hub and spoke model whose popularity has skyrocketed in both coworking and commercial real estate circles since late Q2 2020.
🔥 A coworking franchise that showed growth during 2020.
Venture X shared in a press-release this week how they added 27 new locations for development last year, alongside opening 15 locations across the US, in Canada and Costa Rica.
🇮🇪 Irish Govt. to give employees the right to request remote working.
Ingrid Miley reports on how the Irish government is implementing a ‘Making Remote Work’ strategy, giving employees the right to request remote working post-pandemic. It also provides the “right to disconnect”, the construction of remote working hubs, a review of taxi treatment and the improvement of broadband availability.
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📆 Coworking events.
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27 Jan: Designing for Member Reentry APAC by GCUC.
28 Jan: How to work with your local London authority to make vibrant workspaces by the London Coworking Assembly.
29 Jan: PR strategies to strengthen coworking brands Coworking Convo.
🎙 Coworking conversations.
Bernie Mitchell & Zeljko Crnjaković chat with Steve Pette, Founder of Think Hearts + Minds, Co-founder of Central Working and Ormeau Baths (and soon Department X) about how a coworking space or community can contribute to their local community.
Jamie Russo talks about the emotional and the data driven aspects to making the important decision of what to call your coworking business.
Liz Elam and Daan van Rossum chat about coworking strategy, workspace experience as a service and the 5 years of research behind it and more.