BLOG + PRESS: Community

Phoney Booths – SAD!

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017, Speakers

Look, I get it. You’re surrounded by several dozen coworkers and you can see and hear them all because you’re in an open office space . That last thing you want to do is yap away on your phone for everyone else to hear. This wasn’t supposed to happen if everyone was talking like in a newsroom or trading floor…or even a busy restaurant, where your conversations would be private, despite the lack of any walls, because all the ambient… Read More »

Find Your Tribe

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017

I’ve personally watched coworking grow from a few spaces (less than 100) to what I’m guessing is about 15,000 spaces around the world.  There is coworking in every corner from Mongolia to Vietnam to Ecuador.   Coworking is not just an open space for working; Coworking is a movement.  Its about working in a community and it’s on fire. Try to find a business center that doesn’t identify as Coworking – in fact Regus claims they invented it (they did… Read More »

Lets talk community

Posted on April 10, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017

Community What's the difference between running an office rental facility and growing a truly impactful collaborative community everyone wants to be a part of? It all comes back to your higher purpose. These days, there's no shortage of folks looking to make a few bucks renting desks in pretty-looking environments. In this session, I'm going to show you how to stand out from the crowd by going after something fundamentally different, more fulfilling, more compelling, than renting the prettiest workspace… Read More »

THE FUTURE OF COWORKING: A Q&A WITH GCUC’S LIZ ELAM

Posted on April 3, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Press

  In 2011, there were 1,130 coworking spaces with 43,000 members. Now there are an estimated 3,800 spaces around the world, with more than a million people coworking. In that time, coworking has gone from a small movement to a global industry. We spoke with Liz Elam, executive producer of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) and founder of Link Coworking in Austin, Texas, about the current state of coworking, where the industry is headed, and the changing nature of… Read More »

Coworking Tours NYC

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017

There are hundreds of coworking spaces in New York. How many have you been to? On Thursday May 4, 2017 you can put a checkmark next to some of New York’s finest coworking spaces, with a map and self-guided tour route of awesome spaces like Blender, Bond Collective, Grind, and more! Want to join the fun? Get on the tour list here: http://gcuc.deskpass.com/tour/ Between the hours of 9am to 5pm, you’ll be able to visit any space listed on the… Read More »

Top 10 Juicy Things To Do In NYC While Attending GCUC

Posted on March 22, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017

Chelsea Market/High Line Experience (75 9th Avenue): The High Line is one of the coolest places in the city--hands down.  In case you haven't heard, the High Line is an abandoned elevated freight train line which has been converted into an elevated park. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District up to 34th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue. The first phase of the High Line opened in the summer of 2009 and has become an instant hit… Read More »

A Juicy Q&A

Posted on March 6, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Press

Want to know more about GCUC? Check out this article from our friends at The Farm... The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC - pronounced “juicy”) is the world’s largest coworking conference - and it’s about to host its first event here in New York on 5-7 May 2017. Here at The Farm, we’re pretty excited to see what such a conference will bring to our city - and to our coworking space. So, we caught up with its director of operations,… Read More »

Why coworking is different than working from a coffee shop

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Coworking, Press

  Coworking is a little different than just working from a coffee shop and here's why... You can go to the restroom without having to ask your sketchy neighbor to watch your laptop or having to pack everything up and risk loosing "your spot". Coworking spaces are designed for maximum productivity. Everything from comfortable erganomic chairs to white noise and strategically placed power outlets. Most of the time the coffee is free in a coworking space and you dont have… Read More »

Top 5 “Non Coworking” people that should attend GCUC.

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017

You hear Coworking and Unconference and you are immediately intrigued.  Is it for you?  Here are some groups that should be attending GCUC in NYC this May. You are a developer investigating the Coworking Industry.  We know you saw Wework’s valuation and you want in! It looks pretty simple, right?  Just make a really pretty space and wait for the hipsters to show up.  It’s not that easy.  You have to pick the right space, the right design and then… Read More »

More than one million people will work from coworking spaces in 2017

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Stormy McBride in Beginnings, Community, Coworking, Coworking Trends

If you know anything about coworking, you know that it is taking hold of the workplace industry. What was once thought of as just a trend is now a concept that is sweeping the globe. Our friends over at Deskmag just released their 2017 Coworking Forecast and we couldnt agree more.  Coworking is the Future of Work. From the mouth of the Deskmag Crew: By the end of the new year, nearly 1.2 million people worldwide will have worked in… Read More »