We asked spaces to describe and provide examples on how their members were collaborating, and the responses were great. Some included:
“Collaboration is high in here, honestly it’s tough to explain, we don’t manage the collaboration in anyway.”
“Some work together as independent businesses to secure larger contracts or clients. Some use each other’s services (marketing, event coordination). Some just help each other informally.”
“They develop relationships beyond formal ones.”
“It’s mostly informal: they solicit one another for contracts, but it’s not really supervised by the coworking space’s management.”
Among the remaining responses, the common themes were based around conversation, spontaneity, and referral services.