What is Coworking?

Coworking Definition: Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.


There is not just one definition of Coworking

The idea is simple: independent professionals and those with workplace flexibility work better together than they do alone. Coworking spaces are about community-building and sustainability. Participants agree to uphold the values set forth by the movement’s founders, as well as interact and share with one another. We are about creating better places to work and as a result, a better way to work. via http://wiki.coworking.com

Does Coworking have a hyphen? NO!!! http://doescoworkinghaveahyphen.com/

Why not? Most coworking spaces prefer to spell their own name without a hyphen, because they believe their concept is fundamentally different from the relationship between two employees in an old-fashioned company.

How do you react if you see your own name spelled incorrectly? You can live with it for a while, and ask for a correction occasionally. But you might get angry if it occurs constantly, and if your correction requests go unheard. The same goes for part of the coworking community, which is quite annoyed about the hyphenation of the name. Here’s a little story about the controversy, and the arguments for and against co-working. via http://www.deskmag.com/en/coworking-or-co-working-with-hyphen-252

Coworking: The benefits of collaborative workspaces


Coworking Links





Coworking Directories

  • Comingle – The free, proximity based network designed to make coworking more collaborative. 
  • Coworking France – Find Coworking place in France but also news, events and resources for coworkers 
  • Space Directory on wiki.coworking.info
  • Cospace– Airbnb for entrepreneurs; list your space, any space, where entrepreneurs collaborate
  • Cowobase 
  • Coworking Finder, a SharedDesks project – A beta version of a simple coworking search engine from the SharedDesks.net Team (merged with SharedDesks in 2011)
  • Coworking Spain. A directory of Coworking Spaces in Spain.
  • DeskHero – DeskHero is a commission free service connecting empty desks with individuals in need of a professional environment.
  • Deskwanted – Connects desk hunters with coworking spaces worldwide.
  • desk surfing – Find your favourite workspot. And change it whenever the surf feels right.
  • Desktime – Is a coworking directory that helps pair people with workspaces, and space owners with renters.
  • Everdesk – Russian peer-to-peer marketplace to find and book workspace / coworking.
  • eWorky – a tool that enables you to find and book your workplace / coworking.
  • GoodCoworking – the social coworking directory with more than 300 cities worldwide.
  • LiquidSpace – Mobile & online app to search, compare and book great spaces to meet & work in real-time.
  • Meetupery – Coworking / Hackerspace in Sussex, Wisconsin, USA – A member of the Space Federation
  • Neo-Nomade – Coworking Spaces and other places to work in France.
  • PivotDesk –  We’re helping startups that need space, find host companies that have space.
  • OfficeShareGuide is a new website dedicated to hosting the locations and reviews of coworking and office share locations across the US and soon internationally.
  • ShareYourOffice A website to offer or find shared office spaces around the world.
  • SharedDesks, The Coworking Finder – A new way of representing coworking and coworkers, worldwide…an idea growing from June 2009. (online since 2011)
  • SoTechie Spaces – An open, professional, and friendly workspace based in New York City.
  • Space on Tap – a North East UK directory of coworking and office spaces
  • Coworking Brasil –  A website to find a coworking spaces in Brazil.
  • Workspacesearch.com – a leading Flexible Work Space Portal, with lots of searchers coming from the Coworking and Start-up business communities.  Check out our March Madness offer, good for March, April and May 2013.
  • Work World Space (aka WWS) – A free coworking directory where you can list your space with some images and accept bookings.


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