Five questions to Coworking Europe Conference members.

Berlin, novembre 2011: Coworking Europe Conference

Coworking Europe Conference 2011 is approaching. We are all excited about it, and proud to be among its Official Ambassadors.

But… why not start talking now?

Here we are, trying to break the physical boundaries of “being in Berlin in those days”, throwing a few points in for the discussion. Thank you in advance for your comments!

  1. Has your own life changed since you practice coworking?
  2. Is coworking a commodity (i.e. the chance to share an office with little money) or a strategic option (i.e. a platform for all kind of sinergies)?
  3. After all these years of discussing, I think we should know by now if business rhymes with coworking. Does it?
  4. Considering the media craze, the flourishing of spaces, the many online tools coworking-related and… why not, this conference itself, do you envision the risk of tranforming coworking in a sort of bubble, where a minority just trying to make money spoils the beauty of the idea, ultimately depriving the word coworking of its true meaning?
  5. What are your feelings about coworking as a public service, just like schooling or health services?

11 pensieri su “Five questions to Coworking Europe Conference members.”

  1. 1. Has your own life changed since you practice coworking?

    Yes, definitely – it just makes it so muhc easier to find like-minded people, and it helps with getting things done ;-)

    2. Is coworking a commodity (i.e. the chance to share an office with little money) or a strategic option (i.e. a platform for all kind of sinergies)?

    Sure a commodity: coworking is much, much more than just sharing space. it is about caring for the others, being willing to support and being open to exploring new ways, togehter with people/projects that may look very very different in the beginning, not at all like potential partners.

    3. After all these years of discussing, I think we should know by now if business rhymes with coworking. Does it?

    And again, sure it does! What is business in the first place? It is all about sharing with others what I myself need and do not have, against money or something else that helps to transfer value. Business is not about dressing up and having your own space, it is about providing what is needed.

    4. Considering the media craze, the flourishing of spaces, the many online tools coworking-related and… why not, this conference itself, do you envision the risk of tranforming coworking in a sort of bubble, where a minority just trying to make money spoils the beauty of the idea, ultimately depriving the word coworking of its true meaning?

    Well … let them make money, and those who have other priorities than ONLY money go their way. I do not believe in the either or approach, and no-one OWNS the coworking philosophy!

    5. What are your feelings about coworking as a public service, just like schooling or health services?

    Public space is what we need to occupy, reclaim, use more and better. And yes why not coworking spaces as a public service just like libraries and schools and everything. If we all share we will all be better off in the end!

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