Friday, September 10, 2010

Next phase of working at home is coworking

vancouver office space Untitled 2 Next phase of working at home is coworking


  • Restless at-home workers improve by collaborating face to face
  • Home-based workers say “coworking” balances freedom, teamwork
  • Coworking groups are meeting or forming in more than 40 U.S. cities
  • The trend comes as single-person businesses increase

“The reason people work alone, is because they’re looking for freedom,” said Bachman, a 34-year-old Web developer who telecommutes part time. “It may be ironic that you crave isolation, but you also want to be socially interactive with others like you.”

“Starbucks was a place to get out of the house and be around other people,” said Sherry Heyl, a Jelly coworker and home-based social media consultant. “But you can’t turn to the person next to you at Starbucks and say, ‘Can you look at this proposal and tell me if it looks all right or check it for typos?’”

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