What is Coworking?
Coworking means different things to different people although one pattern remains true. Coworking is about making the personal choice to work along side other people instead of in isolation. For some, coworking is all about the accelerated serendipity that comes from individuals intermixing in person as opposed to online. For others it’s the motivation and accountability gained from working within a set of peers. And sometimes it’s just a reason to put on some pants and get out of the house in the morning. Regardless of the definition, coworking is a powerful and exciting way to work, and it’s making some big waves. What started as a simple idea by Brad Neuberg back in 2005 has grown into an inspiring movement that is spreading throughout the world and is also celebrated on Aug 9 as Coworking Day.
Coworking or Co-working?
This is a matter for much debate. Most people from outside the coworking community, especially journalists, think it should have a hyphen. They seem to think it’s easier to read that way. The coworking community is pretty adamant that the word does not have a hyphen.
The global coworking community is growing and evolving and always looking for people who are excited about coworking so please let us know if you would like pitch in. Come to our regular meetings or stop into any one of our spaces and introduce yourself. Like a coworking space, this is your community. Make it what you want it to be.
Want more Info?
See our Coworking Resources page for a list of amazing resources.
And Why CoworkingCanada?
We know that there are genuine coworking spaces across Canada that want to collaborate with other spaces. As a national trade association, we can make that happen. See our Association tab for more information.