Introduction to Coworking - Jelly #1 Brno 24-11-2010

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Introducing the background and principles of Coworking and Jellies and explaining the TheWorks project

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Introduction to Coworking - Jelly #1 Brno 24-11-2010

  1. 1. JELLY #1 BRNO NOV 24 2010 TWITTER: #THEWORKSCZ #COWORKING
  2. 2. EXIT Workers are leaving the office (or not going…) >By Choice Freelancers >By Opportunity Telecommuters >By ‘Luck’ The Laid-Off
  3. 3. TREND The Future of Work >Companies hiring more and more on a contract basis >Companies scaling down offices (and office space) >Incentives for startups and entrepreneurship >Swarms in need of a ‘hive’
  4. 4. Working from Home >Pyjamas >Freedom >No travel >Responsibility >Manage your time >No water cooler gossips PYJAMAS FAIL FAIL
  5. 5. Working from Home >Isolation / Lack of Social Contacts >On-line ‘contact’ ≠ IRL contact >Distractions & Privacy >Work-life balance >Productivity / Motivation / Creativity >Privacy >No water cooler gossips ALONE…. (BUT NOT QUITE)
  6. 6. THE THIRD PLACE “Third places exist on neutral ground and serve to level their guests to a condition of social equality. …. conversation is the primary activity and the major vehicle for the display and appreciation of human personality and individuality.” Not HOME, Not @ WORK Great Good Place: Cafes, Coffee Shops, Bookstores, Bars, Hair Salons, And Other Hangouts At The Heart Of A Community by Ray Oldenburg
  7. 7. WORK? >No community >No continuity >Not a working context >Expensive and bad coffee WORKING @ THE THIRD PLACE
  8. 8. COWORKING PILLARS Coworking >Coined in 1999 >First used for a community and ‘space’ in 2005 >Spreading globally fast >Has no agenda ! >Community >Collaboration >Openness >Accessibility >Flexibility >Sustainability
  9. 9. CZECH REPUBLIC www.theworks.cz www.coffice.cz www.bcwc.cz Others… And a number of them struggling.
  10. 10. CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE LAG
  11. 11. CULTURAL BARRIERS >Reserved >Formal >Privacy >Not emotional >Not very flexible >Trust ? >Community >Collaboration >Openness >Accessibility >Flexibility >Sustainability
  12. 12. TRY FIRST >Accessible and Casual >Experience the benefits >Do not impose >Community first ! >Jellies >Presentations / Workshops >Serendipity >Community >Collaboration >Openness >Accessibility >Flexibility >Sustainability
  13. 13. THE WORKS >Educate and Evangelize Coworking >Online and IRL community of international independent workers, entrepreneurs and startups >Mixed professions >Casual and Irregular Coworking Events (Jellies) >Online environment to share skills, knowledge, best practices
  14. 14. JELLY
  15. 15. BENEFITS of JELLY >WORK! >Meet the Community IRL >Bounce ideas around >Discover opportunities for collaboration >Share resources and service providers >finance/tax/legal, Consulting, Funding, etc.
  16. 16. FUTURUM >Build the community on TheWorks >More Jellies >Presentations / Events / Workshops >Explore joint projects >Explore incubation type of services >Consider Space -> co-created
  17. 17. SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER >Co-created ‘Clubhouse’ for the community >‘Third Place’ with a working context >Large dynamic and diverse community >Lazy bums that drink coffee >Hotdeskers >Micro-companies / Startups >Established businesses >A ‘Smart Crowd’ >And finally and last… all the obvious facilities….
  18. 18. > Café > Hotdesking > Meeting rooms > Events > Startup Space > Business Center And most important PEOPLE
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