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An introduction to Coworking, Jellies, The Works and Cofficeas presented on CZ barcamp on Jan 17th 2009

An introduction to Coworking, Jellies, The Works and Cofficeas presented on CZ barcamp on Jan 17th 2009

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    TheWorks on Coworking on Barcamp.CZ TheWorks on Coworking on Barcamp.CZ Presentation Transcript

    • BARCAMP.CZ JANUARY 16 TH 2010 TWITTER: #THEWORKS #COFFICE #COWORKING www.theworks.cz Dave Ruzius www.coffice.cz David Odstrcil
      • ?
    • EXIT
      • Workers are leaving the office
      • (or not even going there…)
      • By Choice Freelancers
      • By Opportunity Telecommuters
      • By ‘Luck’ The Laid-Off
      • Web, Design, Marketing, Writers, Entrepreneurs, Consultants, Trainers, ...
    • TREND
      • Accelerating Trend
      • CZ : 72% of freelancers work from home (navolnenoze.cz)
      • Companies hiring more and more on a contract basis
      • Companies scaling down offices (and office space)
      • Governments are creating incentives for startups and independent workers
      • Working from Home
      • Pyjamas
      • Freedom
      • No travel
      • Own Responsibilities
      • Manage your time
      • Cheap
      PYJAMAS FAIL FAIL
      • 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)
    • 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
    • WORK?
      • Limited interaction / contact
      • No continuity
      • Not a working context
      • Expensive Coffee 
      WORKING @ THE THIRD PLACE
    • COWORKING Coined in 1999 First used for a community and ‘space’ in 2005 Spreading globally Linked with Innovation / Incubation
      • COWORKING
      • Community
      • Collaboration
      • Openness
      • Accessibility
      • Flexibility
      • Sustainability
    • CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE LAG
    • CZECH REPUBLIC www.theworks.cz www.coffice.cz www.bcwc.cz www.n3d.cz/coworking
    • CULTURAL CHALLENGES
      • CULTURE
      • Reserved
      • Formal
      • Privacy
      • Not emotional
      • Not very flexible
      • COWORKING
      • Community
      • Collaboration
      • Openness
      • Accessibility
      • Flexibility
      • Sustainability
      vs
    • TRY FIRST
      • On-line Community
      • Casual Coworking (Jellies)
      • Community Driven Presentations / Workshops
      • Community
      • Collaboration
      • Openness
      • Accessibility
      • Flexibility
      • Sustainability
    •  
    • THE WORKS
      • Educate and Evangelize the Coworking Concept
      • Online and IRL community of international independent workers , entrepreneurs and startups
      • Mixed professions
      • Casual and Irregular Co working Events (Jellies)
      • Online environment to share skills, knowledge, best practices
    • ... thanks to Petr Šťastný (www.raist.cz)
    • BENEFITS
      • WORK!
      • Meet the Community IRL
      • Bounce Ideas around
      • Opportunities for Collaboration
      • Informational Presentations
      • Share resources and service providers
        • finance/tax/legal, Consulting, Funding, etc.
    • WWW.THEWORKS.CZ
      • Runs on NING
      • Private “Facebook”
      • Profiles, Events, Private Spaces (Huddle), File Share, Blogs, Forum, Q&A, Marketplace, ...
    • FUTURUM
      • Build the community on TheWorks
      • More Jellies (around CZ and SK)
      • Presentations / Events / Workshops
      • WorkCamps ;)
      • Explore Incubator Type of Services
    • W W W .C O F F I C E . C Z
      • The Thoughts
      • Feel like home but not be at home
      • Self-development
      • Business oportunity
      W W W .C O F F I C E . C Z
      • Community
      • Collaboration
      • Openness
      • Accessibility
      • Flexibility
      • Sustainability
      • The Services
      • Furnishings (desk+chair+shelves+lockers)
      • Fast internet connection
      • Network printer with copier and scanner
      • Equipped kitchen with coffee and tea for free
      • Lounge area for meetings or relaxation
      W W W .C O F F I C E . C Z
      • Membership levels
      • Full time (access 24/7)
      • Part time (access 2 days/week)
      • Hot desking (per hour rate)
      W W W .C O F F I C E . C Z
    • W W W .C O F F I C E . C Z Community Collaboration Openness Accessibility Flexibility Sustainability
      • ?