Harnessing the potential of co-working

Co-working has great potential to fundamentally change knowledge work and catalyse innovation in the future

Coworking evolved when the home office proved to be insufficient for freelancers, who require a productive, creative, and satisfying work atmosphere. In a study about new ways of working, Fraunhofer IAO, in Stuttgart, Germany, learned that coworking has great potential to change the world of knowledge work.

Coworking is not just for freelancers and start-ups. More and more corporations have already started to realise that coworking offers great potential for fostering innovation. But, where are the roots of this potential? How can they be transferred to different types of businesses?

In this White paper, Haworth summarises the findings of the Fraunhofer IAO study, The Fascination of Coworking – Potentials for Companies and Their Employees, and provides answers to some of these questions about coworking.


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