SITE REsolutions is honored to present on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at an event sponsored by New Media Manitoba : Coworking for the Incredibly Awesome
In summary:Wendy will take us through several case studies of coworking spaces from around the world and what makes them successful. We will look at how you can get involved in the coworking movement in Manitoba and how it can completely change your business. And in the spirit of coworking, there will be time during the event to share with others what you do! This will be an opportunity to see how you can participate and where you can go today if you want to get started.
We’re looking forward to meeting and interacting with our audience!
View the latest in Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily.
More details found in this recent Chicago Tribune article.
Certainly this trend is following the growth of the rental market and the mobile workforce in the US.
There is a wave of new feminism sweeping the US, as demonstrated by the millions of copies of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In on people’s bookshelves and e-readers. Lean In groups have been springing up across the country. A small and vocal group of men have come out publicly as feminists – in support of gender equality.
The challenge is still in our boardrooms. To that, Kelly Wallace, CNN’s digital correspondent shares how the performance of businesses changes when women are at the table.
The sad truth from Kelly’s article point to the need for multiple studies to scientifically outline quantifiable proof that companies with more women in positions of senior leadership and board membership financially outperform those with fewer women.
I know Twitter is listening prior to their IPO.
As Kelly sites, when women are at the table, there is a now-greater push toward vocalizing personal priorities: i.e. a senior executive publicly mentioning her inability to attend the next conference call because she would be attending her daughter’s kindergarten graduation. Several colleagues, including men, contacted the executive afterwards in support of her decision.
This gives all of us more room to remember to work to live not live to work.
An article authored by Signe Brewster in Gigaom features information about a Maker’s Space pilot program featuring 3-D printers and supporting technology in Chicago’s Harold Washington Library.
This effort simply enhances on the already-significant success of the 14-month-old 1871 tech incubator in the Merchandise Mart, the rise of several coworking spaces in Chicago, Motorola’s move to the City, the simultaneous expansion of Google into the West Randolph corridor and can feed greater interest in the Mayor’s vision of establishing a biotech incubator over the next year.
Let’s keep this momentum Chicago!
Harvard Business Review recently published a captivating article by
Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones regarding the careful thought firms such as Arup and Waitrose have taken to create an amazing workspace culture.
From their article: ”We call this “the organization of your dreams.” In a nutshell, it’s a company where individual differences are nurtured; information is not suppressed or spun; the company adds value to employees, rather than merely extracting it from them; the organization stands for something meaningful; the work itself is intrinsically rewarding; and there are no stupid rules.”
As we look to find our own work/life balance issues, we understand as well that Gen Y is willing to take a smaller paycheck in order to have more flexibility.
We’ll continue to share interesting findings in workspace evolution.
We recently met with Benjamin Dyett of GRIND.stair.2N.LaSalle workspace at their newest addition in Chicago. They expect to open late July/early August.
The Chicago coworking space at 2 N. LaSalle will feature a two-story atrium with open-plan worktables, lofted team rooms, a cafe space, smaller conference rooms and individual touchdown spaces to make quick phonecalls or work in a less public space.
Julia Evans is the Community Manager and event coordinator. There will be regular “THINK” sessions open to the public and special member-only events that create connections and community among members.
GRIND is taking applications for membership on their website and they will be vetting members to curate their community carefully. They are looking for a diverse group of member companies in order to create a more vibrant and productive set of interactions. The goal – get work done.
Welcome to Chicago GRIND! We look forward to the success of coworking in the Loop!
Emergent Research recently posted results from its annual independent worker survey under the auspices of Small Business Labs.
An excerpt from the posting
“…..these surveys reflect populations of 17 million in the case of our independent worker survey and roughly 22 million in the case of the micro business survey. Which means these surveys suggest there are hundreds of thousands of U.S. coworking members.”
In essence, coworking as a viable workspace option is growing and awareness of the concept is increasing. All good news if you are instilling flex-work policies into your workplace.
Please read the full article by Scott Chambers, COO of Pacific Business Centers, explaining how outside voices can stimulate and engage teams by carrying a new message.
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Adriana Lopez has written in Forbes (April 25, 2013) about the coworking scene in New Orleans, featuring two examples of industry-focused coworking spaces.
The Dojo is a “digitally focused workspace”. Lopez adds that Dojo’s mission is “to create a place where developers, designers, programmers, and the creative alike can come together to harness their creative energy.
The second is Propellor Incubator, one of a handful of socially-focused incubators in the country. Industries incubated here include environmental, criminal justice and non-profits putting their energies to work on providing healthy meals to school children.
In summary, the spaces are collaborative, not competitive with an open, vibrant feeling that inspires dynamic thinking. Based on current and future work trends, it appears this may be a solution that’s here to stay.
admin April 30th, 2013