3 posts tagged coworking it
3 posts tagged coworking it
Loosecubes, Friday, February 3, 2012
This is our first company office with co-working spots, versus a pure co-working space. Quite a different dynamic. The co-workers are put in an area to the side, while the company works in the main space. 3 out of the 5 co-working desks are used all of te time, so there’s really only 2 guest spots. On Feb 3, we were the guests.
This is a great space to try for a day but not necessarily to settle into for good. There are 3 folks who work here on an on-going basis, but they pretty much keep to themselves. The split between office and co-workers is clear.
It is however a great space to overhear others talking about the concept of co-working. Very cool on that! We had hoped for more of that though. They really sounded like any other tech startup talking about resumes and wireframes.
There are still co-working spaces popping up all of the time in NYC and we still plan to review all of those fabulous places. However, we plan to expand our blog this year to get into talking about co-working on a higher level. We’ve already laid out some awesome questions and features that we want to cover. But hey, why not ask you what you want to know?
Please reply with questions you care about and we’ll try and address them.
We Create NYC Sept 23, Martha’s take
So, we went up in an old school elevator with an elevator operator. We were greeted by some dude on the phone, who stayed on the phone most of the morning (he’s apparently the founder). There were some folks in a conference room with the door closed the entire time we were there. And no one else. We’re told other people work here. It was apparently an off day. We did however find 7 dead plants, no paper towels in the bathroom, poorly painted, desks, cheap chairs, fast internet, and 2 windows overlooking a bunch of apartments. The windows were huge, though and there are some lovely skylights above.
We were shown free water and the internet password. No other free beverages available. Apparently there is free business coaching.
They also have a venue in London, that apparently has 250 members. They’re looking to expand into Detroit and Hong Kong as well. The plan is for some art links between the various cities.
The whole concept is apparently based on some cognitive research and brain wave theory. All color selections and layouts had that in mind. Everyone has to face each other because they want the members to have conversations. There are plans around having workshops around the concept of freelancing and something else around engineering and cognitive, brain something or other. Talk of showcasing new art on a regular basis, ideally from new artists.
BTW, they’re sad about the plants being dead, too.
The people who work here include a social media app tech start up, someone who freelances with Unicef and has an interest in game mechanics, a lawyer, an accountant, and someone related to Herman Miller some how. So it’s more varied than some of the other spaces.
If you need a place on the cheap, check it out. Fees here: http://www.wecreatenyc.com/services/workspace-membership/