Rachel Young, co-founder of one of Toronto’s first coworking spaces and a driving force behind creating a coworking collective...
What’s the concept behind the idea of Sharing Economy? And what’s Collaborative Consumption? Here a short video that explains it all!
But is coworking connected in any way with these economic ideas?
As pointed out by Angel Kwiatkowski of Cohere Coworking Community in her awesome article on DeskMag (The impact of coworking spaces on the local economy) coworking allows you to share your expertise and your skills, and it allows you to do so on a personal level.
When a community is connected and open to sharing, people save money, learn new skills, and reduce their impact on the environment. New ideas emerge, problems are solved in creative ways, and the community at large reaps all the rewards of a happy independent workforce.
In my opinion, coworking is one of the many small gears that are pushing forward a bigger revolution. A revolution that’s going to have (that’s having already) an amazing impact on our lives, both from a social and an economical point of view.
It’s exciting to see it all happening right now, under my own eyes, and I am glad to be a part of this movement, helping create positive social and economical change, through SharedDesks.