Kategoriearchiv: Studien und Trends

Applied Social Science & Innovation: Analysing the „Free Coworking Skill Sharing“ database

Veröffentlicht am 24. Februar 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking News International, Studien und Trends | Kommentieren »

Wow, this could be a world premiere!!! People from all over the world analysing a world movement right from the beginning and thereby shaping the development of things to come! Everyone can take part as the database is open. You can download the database to your computer and start to analyse. And then? Then starts the innovation! By asking the right questions, the data will yield extremely interesting results. But even better, we look and go beyond the results. We start to change, what needs changing to improve the value of the „Free Coworking Skill Sharing“ (Input), (Output) for everyone involved.

Why Coworking is going to change the world in 2012 (Scientific Evidence) !!!

Veröffentlicht am 31. Dezember 2011 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Gesellschaftliches, New Work, New Life, Meinung, Studien und Trends, Videos | Kommentieren »

Now we have scientific evidence by Margaret Chatham Crofoot and Ian C. Gilby that small groups have a competitive advantage over larger groups. Translated in terms of changing the world: Small groups like coworking spaces or action groups have a competitive advantage over society as a whole in bringing about a change. Here is what Chatham Crofoot and Gilby found in an experiment with wild capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus) groups:“Although numerical superiority is assumed to provide a competitive advantage, small groups can generally defend their ranges, even when greatly outnumbered. The prevailing explanation for this puzzling phenomenon is that individuals in relatively large groups experience a greater temptation to flee from conflicts, in effect levelling the balance of power.“

Is Coworking ready for „Coworking Radio“?

Veröffentlicht am 27. Dezember 2011 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Crowdsourcing, Meinung, Studien und Trends, Videos | 3 Kommentare

Inspired by Marit Larsen´s song „If a song could get me you“ and my long-held conviction that coworking and radio can benefit hugely from another I like to ask whether 2012 will see „Coworking Radio“ come alive? A lot of what coworking has been about up to now passes via written texts (emails, websites etc.) – through an interface that is usually a keyboard. I believe spoken texts, live interviews, music, dancing and singing will be very important aspects of our work to come. In an empathic world we need to exchange more than short text messages and emails. Without the „spoken word and music“ enthusiasm for new challenges will be very scarce. States of „Flow“ as described by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi currently occur very rarely. We need to activate our voices and bodies to be more productive, more energetic. Our society and our planet needs action now. We need to become whole and happy individuals.

Human library: „Check out“ your fellow coworker

Veröffentlicht am 30. November 2011 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Fundsachen, Gesellschaftliches, New Work, New Life, Studien und Trends, Videos | 1 Kommentar »

Public libraries in Toronto and Copenhagen do it, so Coworking Spaces can do it as well. Reading in the human library. Of course this process of exchange and knowledge transfer is one of the backbones of coworking. It is taking place in every coworking space whenever two coworkers meet and exchange ideas, but it hasn´t got a name and is not formalized. To me, there is no harm in doing just that. Have a check on the number of daily visitors to the human library of your coworking space and you get a pretty good idea how well your community is working. Have you got a process in place at your coworking space which is just doing that? Let us know.

Coworking Spaces: Distributors or Receivers of „Microwork“

Veröffentlicht am 24. November 2011 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking News International, Feuilleton, Fun, Satire, Meinung, Studien und Trends, Videos | 2 Kommentare

When you sit in a coworking space in the first world, you would rarely think of yourself as a member of a „Digital Factory“ (where physical brains are the machines of a linear production process). Even less likely that you would be grateful for this compared to someone in a „Digital Factory“ in Haiti carrying out a „Mircowork“ job and thereby feeding their family and friends. Leila Janah and Samasource are already changing the lives of people in 6 countries. I think they are also changing our lives in the „first world“. It is time to understand that we are not living on an island. „Microwork“ might come your way whether you like it or not. Create the world or the world will create you.