For International #Coworking Day, the Gospel according to Ashley Proctor, the High Priestess of Community Building:
A quick recap for those who think #coworking is ‘like WeWork’ or is about ‘sharing office space’ ❤️
We are not simply renting desks, providing coffee & WiFi. It’s not about the space itself. It’s about what happens when we work together.
Coworking is a model and a movement.
A genuine coworking community is built intentionally, and is curated and managed to encourage engagement, and to accelerate serendipity.
We are dedicated to serving our members while animating and cultivating the community itself. Above all else, we value collaboration over competition.
In a genuine coworking space:
We are breaking down barriers and building bridges between individuals and industries;
We are making entrepreneurship accessible;
We are inspiring and empowering our members;
We are sharing best practices and expanding our networks;
We are bringing people together and dismantling loneliness;
We are building and strengthening our communities;
We are protecting freelancer rights;
We are accelerating local economic development;
We are increasing productivity and the capacity of our member organizations;
We are ensuring the sustainability of social enterprises, independent workers and small businesses;
We are modelling reconciliation, diversity and inclusivity.
And collectively, we are shaping the future of work.”
Creative Blueprint, COHIP & GCUC Canada
Note: Join Ashley and the rest of the Coworking Tribe in Toronto at the Global Coworking Unconference Canada. It’s magical. Get Tickets Now!