Coworking WellLearning from and with Coworking & Coliving SpacesVanessa GennarelliH175 Gardner Good Work@mozzadrella
What’s Coworking?“Coworking” wascoined by engineerBrad Neuberg in 2005to describe the firstshared space forremote workers I...
7 years later, 1,800 coworking spaces existImage credit: Deskmag.comWhat’s Coworking?
Who are “coworkers”?Usually share values *and*physical spacesDemographics trend towardsremote workers, knowledgeworkers, a...
Full Disclosure...I’m an ardent coworkerEvidence:Indyhall (Philadelphia): 2010-2011Workbar (Boston): 2011New Work City (Ne...
Research QuestionNo two coworking spaces are the same, but some nurtureengaging, excellent and ethical workCan we demonstr...
Methods & Current Status7 interviews of coworking and coliving space founders andemployeesSite visits of 5 different cowor...
FindingsHorizontal Interactions: Designing for Human GrowthRecruitment and Onboarding“Opt-in” vs. “Screening” (and impact ...
FindingsTrust: Discipline and Governance“Top-down” versus “emergent” governanceWhat actions are violations against the com...
DiscussionOrigin: People vs. SpacePush vs. Pull CultureDiversity and personal growth
Next stepsCode one interview, another this weekDiscussion--what does this mean for the design of a newspace?Collate storie...
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Qualitative research project conducted for Howard Gardner's "Good Work" course at Harvard University. Presented findings in-process on November 19, 2012.

Full report available at: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12828081/Research%20for%20Mozzadrella.me/GennarelliGoodWorkFinal.pdf

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Coworking Well: Learning from and with Coliving and Coworking Spaces

  1. 1. Coworking WellLearning from and with Coworking & Coliving SpacesVanessa GennarelliH175 Gardner Good Work@mozzadrella
  2. 2. What’s Coworking?“Coworking” wascoined by engineerBrad Neuberg in 2005to describe the firstshared space forremote workers Image credit: Andreas Dantz
  3. 3. 7 years later, 1,800 coworking spaces existImage credit: Deskmag.comWhat’s Coworking?
  4. 4. Who are “coworkers”?Usually share values *and*physical spacesDemographics trend towardsremote workers, knowledgeworkers, and small startupsSome spaces have atargeted audience (i.e.tech), others welcomeworkers of all sortsImage credit: Ben Leuner
  5. 5. Full Disclosure...I’m an ardent coworkerEvidence:Indyhall (Philadelphia): 2010-2011Workbar (Boston): 2011New Work City (New York): 2012-presentI care about creating spaces for people to share and grow
  6. 6. Research QuestionNo two coworking spaces are the same, but some nurtureengaging, excellent and ethical workCan we demonstrate if and how coworking spaces expandhuman potential via Good Work?Lessons learned will be applied to a future colivingcommunity
  7. 7. Methods & Current Status7 interviews of coworking and coliving space founders andemployeesSite visits of 5 different coworking spacesEmic coding system6/7 interviews transcribed and coded
  8. 8. FindingsHorizontal Interactions: Designing for Human GrowthRecruitment and Onboarding“Opt-in” vs. “Screening” (and impact on diversity)Socialization of new membersSpace arrangement
  9. 9. FindingsTrust: Discipline and Governance“Top-down” versus “emergent” governanceWhat actions are violations against the communityFrequency of violations against community norms
  10. 10. DiscussionOrigin: People vs. SpacePush vs. Pull CultureDiversity and personal growth
  11. 11. Next stepsCode one interview, another this weekDiscussion--what does this mean for the design of a newspace?Collate stories of people’s personal and professional growthQuestion to class--what is most interesting?
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