International Co-working Day, the annual worldwide celebration of the birth of co-working, is August 9th (although many are celebrating with a whole week!)
Following the amazing year workzones has had we want to celebrate International Co-working Day by making sure everyone knows about co-working and how utterly cool it is.
To many, co-working is a foreign concept but it has been taking the world by storm with over 3,000 spaces operating around the world – around 800 of which are in the United States.
Compared to the ONE co-working space that existed in the U.S. back in 2005, that’s quite impressive!
Basically, the numbers have been doubling each year. And it is estimated that by 2018 there will be 12,000 global co-working spaces.
So what is co-working and why has it exploded into an international phenomenon?
The concept of co-working is attributed to Brad Neuberg of San Francisco who, in 2005, envisioned a place for professionals who wanted to work outside the office environment but also avoid the isolation of working from home.
Different than business centers and offices, co-working spaces are all about collaboration, community, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. Co-working space are innovative open office spaces where independent workers (entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers) can come together under one roof to collaborate, share furniture, and wifi! Spaces like workzones in Santa Barbara provide an environment where people can reap the benefits of community, creativity, and increased productivity.
Join us and celebrate 10 years of collaboration!
workzones is celebrating by offering the community half off day passes, good Monday through Friday 9am – 6pm. Come in, check us out, and get sh*t done!