TheWorks on Coworking on Barcamp.CZ

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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

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

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