Coworking spaces: Understanding, using, and managing sociomateriality

12 page Publication by Ricarda B. Bouncken, Muhammad Mahmood Aslam & Yixin Qiu , , , ,
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Abstract in English:

Companies increasingly embrace the new types of work associated with coworking spaces. Coworking spaces started with the idea of a melting pot of open social interaction, collaboration, entrepreneurship, and innovation for freelancers, new ventures, or solo entrepreneurs. Companies may use coworking spaces to invigorate targets and further motivate and inspire their employees. Fundamental to achieving those targets is the coworking space’s interior design and architecture that incorporates emotional and social values that may benefit companies. Our sociomateriality perspective helps to analyze conditions in coworking spaces and guides suggestions on how companies revitalize by using coworking spaces. The purposeful design of the different social and work areas in coworking spaces can improve communication, collaboration, and innovation in companies.

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Journal Business Horizons
Publication Year 2020
Volume 64(1)
Publisher Elsevier

DOI 10.1016/j.bushor.2020.09.01

English | Discipline Business