Coworking. I want it that way, i.e. the second edition of the report on Polish coworking spaces.


Coworking, co-working or kolorking is a phenomenon that has become widespread in recent years and is now understood much more broadly than a dictionary workspace or the implementation of joint projects. There are currently around 19,000 coworking spaces in the world, and almost 1.7 million people from all over the world have chosen this style of work. And what does it look like in Poland?

Coworking. I want it that way - 2nd edition of the report on Polish coworking spaces

In response to this question, the 2nd report on coworking was created in cooperation between the infuture hatalska foresight institute and one of the largest coworking spaces in Poland - O4 Coworking. You will find there the most important trends in coworking spaces, information about the industries most often working in them and examples of the most interesting spaces from around the world, supplemented by statements from experts and residents.

Coworking spaces are developing dynamically. As part of the survey, 70% of coworking spaces indicated that in 2017 the number of their members increased, and 50% of respondents indicated that they had increased the number of positions held.

- "In my opinion, however, Poles have not yet fallen in love with coworking - they still know too little about it! According to our research, only 6% of Polish freelancers use such spaces. 6%! This shows that we still have 94% of them to be convinced. It's a job for the whole community. One entity cannot do this. The more that the same study shows that the competition for coworking is not another coworking, but a home ”. - says Marta Moksa, CEO at O4 Coworking.

Creating a coworking space is not only an investment in infrastructure or beautiful design. Even today, architectural spaces are being created, divided by movable walls or mobile furniture. This is to create a dynamic, constantly evolving, adaptive and flexible space.

- “During a visit to one of the coworking spaces in Amsterdam, we witnessed a situation in which one of the people talked in the kitchen about a problem with his platform. The boy who managed this type of service joined the conversation - the matter was settled in a few minutes and, in our opinion, this is one of the powers of coworking: the power of the network and relationships ”. - write in the introduction to the report Ola Trapp and Monika Jaskulska, researchers from infuture hatalska foresight institiute.

Coworking spaces are undoubtedly, as the research also shows, spaces based on relationships. The exchange of energy, knowledge and emotions requires specific conditions that coworking tries to create. Our research shows that almost 40% of coworkers believe that for them coworking is "a community in which they feel good."

Large companies, aware of the benefits of working in coworking spaces, transfer their creative departments to them. Corporations such as Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Electronics, Facebook and IBM are increasingly using these solutions. You can find more about new trends and changes in our full report.

The full report is available for free download:

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