Monday, May 07, 2007

The company-less office!

At last, I have found a office-like space where I can work outside my home as a freelancer, allowing me to have a social life, to network, to enjoy some separation between home and work etc. etc. without having to tie myself to some corporate behemoth.

I have been thinking for ages that in an internet connected world the identification of all office spaces with particular businesses was a bit old hat. Also, because it entails long commutes to a central location rather than a walk round the corner to the nearest co-working community, it is quite bad for the environment and stressful for the workers. Now people are loosening the connection. Only problem: my nearest coworking spaces seem to be a few thousand miles away.
The photo is of this co-working space in San Francisco.


Jessie N said...

Amen. For now, we use the library. But perhaps some day (soon), we'll have something more (in)formal. Thanks for blogging about us.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you set one up?

buyo said...

Living where I used to live in Cambridge UK, that would not have been such a bad idea. But Hiratsuka Japan does not hold out the prospect of too many fellow members.

doltrane said...

I'm a bit late with this one but maybe the wait will not be TOO long. I read a few days ago about the Japanese government taking measures to encourage companies to get employees to work 'at home' in order to address the long commute problem, and its associated social issues. But I wouldn't plan on there being somewhere you can pop round the corner to next month ..............!