|By Marketwired .||
|August 9, 2013 03:00 AM EDT||
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/09/13 -- On August 9, 2013, Citizen Space, the world's first coworking space, will celebrate its 7 year anniversary and the global coworking movement with "International Coworking Day 2013."
International Coworking Day will be celebrated all over the world and will focus on freelancers, independents, & startup businesses who have chosen to "work collaboratively together."
There already exists a global sense of community among people who have a dedication to collaborating, communicating and working together in a shared space. If you want to join in on the discussion, and get a sense of the buzz and enthusiasm that is being generated to create spaces like Citizen Space globally, please do so at http://discuss.coworking.com/.
The general concept of coworking is simple: Freelancers, startups, independent professionals, or anyone with workplace flexibility who happens to work better when collaborating, rather than alone, come together in a shared workspace. Those who get involved agree to uphold the values set out by the movement's founders, as well as communicate and socially interact with one another. It is all about creating a better working environment for entrepreneurs to get productivity flowing.
Working alone is a nice idea on the face of it. Those who work in an office environment will readily tell you how they would love to sit at home in their dressing gown and get up and make a cup of coffee every now and then. The truth is that there are a number of distractions that can slow down your production. There is also the loneliness and solitude that comes with working home alone. There are a number of stories and testimonials that support the general idea of International Co-working Day on August 9; read some of the stories here -- http://coworking.com/coworkingstories.pdf and see if coworking can transform the way you work.
History Citizen Space:
In 2006 Tara Hunt & Chris Messina along with Brad Neuberg (Hat Factory) and a few others launched Citizen Space. Citizen Space became the first stand-alone "work" only shared space using the "coworking" label to describe a new type of collaborative space.
Citizen Space was acquired by Toby & Gina Morning in 2011, and continues to operate the world's first coworking space in the heart of San Francisco's SOMA district at 425 Second Street, Suite 100, San Francisco, Ca, 94107.