Originally posted on Gigaom:
Coworking, originally a movement dominated by freelancers and entrepreneurs, is increasingly attracting the attention of larger companies. And as these firms and their employees take notice, more and more remote corporate employees are joining the mix at coworking spaces.
Do their expectations line up with those of freelancers and entrepreneurs? Do they get as much out of the coworking experience? The Second Global Coworking Survey aimed to answer these questions, with the results published recently in DeskMag.
The findings confirm that the number of employees working out of coworking spaces is steadily increasingly, currently making up about a third of coworking membership in the U.S. And it turns out these corporate coworkers come to their spaces with different problems and experience group working differently. Though all groups agree about some fundamentals – freelancers, entrepreneurs and employees are all satisfied with coworking at the same high rates, the survey found.