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Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 34: Community and Trust

Alex Hillman talked to Pilar, an expert in the virtual world with an interest in people and their interactions. Community There is a difference between people who want to be around one another versus those who want space.  Just because you are not in the building, does not mean you are not part of the community. People can be an active part of the community even when they are not in the room.  They do not have to disassociate when…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 33: People at Work Summit

Adam Teterus and Sam Abrams reflect on the People at Work Summit, an experiment in hosting a conference on the internet. Accessibility It is important that attendees are comfortable enough with one another to upgrade the level of dialogue.  We learn the most from people who are different from us. To maximize the learning, you want your event to be as accessible as possible. Additionally, not everyone knows what coworking is.  Indy Hall did not want to make the conference…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 32: Member Turnover

Alex Hillman answered a question about membership turnover. Turnover There seems to be a high turnover in coworking because people are more flexible.  They change jobs, can come and go when they want, etc. However, sustaining members at Indy Hall has been successful because they have never been about being just a workplace.  The physical workplace is only part of what they do. Why People Leave Pay attention to why people are leaving and look for patterns. One of the…

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An Outsider’s Perspective on Coworking

After spending a little over a month in a coworking space in suburban Ashburn, Virginia learning about the world of coworking from various conferences, podcasts, and personal experiences, I have put together an analysis of the industry.  In this analysis I will focus on Alex Hillman’s podcasts from Dangerously Awesome. [caption id="attachment_2148" align="alignnone" width="300"] Coworkers at a Desk[/caption] Community From what I have heard, people who are heavily involved in the industry seem to think that coworking has the power…

Alex Hillman Podcasts Episode 31: Moving Plans

Adam Teterus and Alex Hillman continued their discussion from the previous episode on including the community in the decision making process. Acknowledgement Acknowledgement for what your community wants is important.  The community wants to feel as though they are part of the decision making process. Every decision has an outcome and you do not know how it is going to play out until it is made.  People often miss out on the dialogue that can happen during the decision making…