The term ‘coworking’, with respects to an allocated office environment was first coinedby Brad Neuberg in 2005. He was a fecund entrepreneur; he manifested the original coworkingspace in San Francisco. The “San Francisco Coworking Space” was open two days a week, andoccupied area in the Mission district of the Fog City. However, as eye-catching as the Neuberg’stitle was, his concept was stymied by the lack of knowledge and awareness that the society possessed on coworking.
Fast forward to 2007, coworking has emerged as a trend on Google’s database. The headscratcher that once was coworking has now stapled itself on to the platform of mainstream media. Additionally, viewed as one of the pioneers when it comes to coworking, Indyhall developed their space in Philadelphia with a community first, as opposed to the traditional form of a budget. To cap off the latter part of this year, coworking was rewarded its very own page on the English version of Wikipedia.
2008 was when the first unofficial coworking meet ups took place, which would blossom into the birth of a coworking visa. This visa enabled coworking spaces to allow members of other spaces to visit for free, thus ushering in a new advancement policy. As many view the 2008 Olympics as the headline of the year (Usain Bolt only broke three world records), many individuals brush over the fact that coworking spaces expanded to 160 worldwide, a feat I am sure Bolt is very jealous of.
“I’m Outta Here! How coworking is making the office obsolete”, was the first book oncoworking which debuted in 2009. This historic piece of literature described the workplace revolution that took place in the US.
2010 – 2022