2017 International Coworking Day

Today, August 9 2017, is International Coworking Day.

Brad Neuberg started the first coworking space back in 2005. He wrote a blog post describing the benefits:

Traditionally, society forces us to choose between working at home for ourselves or working at an office for a company. If we work at a traditional 9 to 5 company job, we get community and structure, but lose freedom and the ability to control our own lives. If we work for ourselves at home, we gain independence but suffer loneliness and bad habits from not being surrounded by a work community.

Coworking is a solution to this problem. In coworking, independent writers, programmers, and creators come together in community a few days a week. Coworking provides the “office of a traditional corporate job, but in a very unique way.

The early members of that space talked about the benefits in this video:

Now, in 2017, more than 1 million people will work from a coworking space.

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