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  • Why are freelancers setting up in coworking offices?
  • Why are freelancers setting up in coworking offices?
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How coworking is disrupting office culture

Dissatisfied with rigid corporate structure, a growing number of people are opting to be self-employed; freelancers are set to make up 40% of the US workforce by 2020. Many independent workers are being drawn to coworking spaces in cities, but what’s the appeal of these communal offices?

Location North America / Northern Europe

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Technology has played an important role in challenging the traditional concept of ‘work’. The internet, as well as the mobility enabled by laptops and smartphones, has created a nomadic workforce. Partly as a result of this shift, the number of self-employed Brits rose from 3.8 million in 2008 to 4.5 million in 2015. [1] And stats in the US suggest that around 33% of the workforce is freelance or independent. [2]

Coworking spaces supply both freelancers and fledgling businesses with communal offices, bringing individuals from all manner of industries together – perfect for networking ...

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