We believe coworking events help to increase the attractiveness of coworking a great deal anywhere on this globe. This holds true for current as well as prospective coworkers and coworking projects. A shared and open calendar that is directly accessible for all coworking space managers like the “Open International CoWorking Calendar” is unique. It is easy to use and very effective in promoting coworking events. For anyone who needs more reasons to use the CoWorking Calendar, we drew up a list of „10 Good Reasons for the CoWorking Calendar„.
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For a long time coworking activists and space managers have been struggling to describe the „extra-value“ you create and receive when working in a coworking space instead of working from home. I believe the sociological concept of „Social Capital“ could provide this valuable description. In short, according to James Coleman, social capital is: “ … anything that facilitates individual or collective action, generated by networks of relationships, reciprocity, trust, and social norms.““ And how do we measure or quantify social capital? Here the definition of Nan Lin gives us a clue. Social capital is: an „Investment in social relations with expected returns in the marketplace.“ To summarize, we are talking about a sociological concept with an economic focus. Following the thought of Nan Lin, we therefore need to take a closer look at „the financial return in the marketplace“.
One of my dreams has come true: Coworking in a Shopping Mall. Exactly 2 years ago today, when the German department store chain „Karstadt“ (which has been saved since) had filed for bankruptcy, we had the same dream. Now in Vilnius (Lithuania) Hub Vilnius opened a coworking space in a shopping mall right in the center of town. Mindaugas Danys writes that the shopping mall lost clients so they decided to rent out some space for NGOs and the new coworking space. The pictures look very promising!!!
Start coworking, you do not necessarily need a regular coworking space to do so. In Wuppertal, a city close to the urban Ruhr-Area in Germany, there is a growing Coworking Community, not yet with a fixed coworking space. But for the second time CoWorkingWuppertal starts an intraregional project: After having initiated a European JellyWeek in January 2011, Coworking Wuppertal now hosts a Barcamp on Coworking (open conference) on July 8th-10th 2011 (also see Open International CoWorking Calendar)