You love coworking. So do we! In fact, there are more than 1 million happy, productive coworkers in the U.S. alone.
Why is coworking becoming such a powerful global phenomenon? To answer this question, let’s get some insight from coworking researchers, writers, and enthusiasts around the world. Here are 15 quotes about coworking that show why it’s winning the hearts of so many workers.
1- “The industry is young. The future is bright.”
Steve King, Emergent Research, at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference
2- “Coworking is all about community, but I believe the ‘work’ part of coworking should be as attractive as the ‘co’ part.”
Jerome Chang, founder of the first coworking space in Southern California
3- “Our belief is that mixing creative teams from different industries will spawn ‘happy accidents’ that inspire innovation, new products, and different ways of thinking.”
Steelcase executive, about why the company is using coworking spaces
4- “We expect to see a growing number of flexible workers try coworking – and a growing number of employers embracing coworking as a tool to help their increasingly mobile and flexible workforce to do their best work.”
5- “Our research — which is ongoing — suggests that the combination of a well-designed work environment and a well-curated work experience are part of the reason people who cowork demonstrate higher levels of thriving than their office-based counterparts.”
6- “From a cash flow perspective, coworking space is ideal for startup entrepreneurs looking for a professional workspace without the high upfront costs and long-term commitment.”
–Susan Ward, The Balance Small Business
7- “The complaints about working from home have always been, number one, loneliness, and number two, productivity. Corporations are realizing that, if they want their remote workers to be productive and happy, they need to let them cowork.”
–Steve King, Emergent Research, for Shareable
8- “The number of coworking spaces worldwide in 2018 doubled from 2015’s total. This tells us that coworking is more than a fad; it’s an unstoppable international phenomenon.”
–Yifu Huang, Coworking Resources
9- “Coworking spaces are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. But it’s not just digital nomads and entrepreneurs taking advantage of those facilities: Major corporations are also getting involved.”
–Uptin Saiidi, CNBC
10- “I found a coworking space to work in where I have had the chance to find like-minded people and grow the human connections I was missing from working at home.”
–Maria Trujillo, Aqui Designs
11- “Coworking is growing and hybridizing so fast, we’re having a hard time keeping up with it.”
12- “Coworking offers more freedom, independence, possibilities for self-realization and overall more freedom of choice than other forms of work.”
–Carsten Foertsch, Deskmag
13- “Coworking is often considered a millennial venture – strictly for those who are young, starting out and crave the unstructured work environment. While coworking may have begun in this demographic, this is less and less true as coworking becomes increasingly popular. All kinds of workers are realizing they can have a flexible and diverse working environment without sacrificing the professionalism of the office.”
–Don Ball, Co-Founder and Chief Social Officer of Fueled Collective
14- “Another great reason to use a coworking space is simply for the vibe in the room. It’s like working out at home or going to a gym. You’ll always push yourself harder at the gym because of the other people around you.”
–Alison Robins, OfficeVibe
15- “The spirit of coworking allows you to find co-workers who are worth working with.”
–Cynthia Chiam in Entrepreneur
Are you part of the coworking trend? If you’re ready to join a local coworking space, connect with Victory Workspace. We’re ready to show you even more reasons why coworking is the new normal.
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