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All EdgeInside the New Workplace Networks$
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Clay Spinuzzi

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780226236964

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.001.0001

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Working Alone, Together: The Case of Coworking

Working Alone, Together: The Case of Coworking

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All Edge
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Clay Spinuzzi

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226237015.003.0005

Specialists, such as the nonemployer firms and subcontractors discussed in Chapter 3, can increasingly do their work with just a laptop, a mobile phone, and a broadband Internet connection. And that means they can work anywhere: home, a park, a coffee shop, a restaurant. But these potential workplaces don’t meet a variety of needs, including networking, socialization, trust-building, and other sorts of support. So independent professionals have increasingly turned to coworking spaces, open-plan office spaces in which unaffiliated professionals can lease a desk for a monthly fee. This chapter reports on a 20-month case study of coworking spaces, examining how they support all-edge adhocracies by helping them to carry out front-stage and back-stage activities within their organizational networks.

Keywords:   coworking, electronic cottage, office space, good partners, good neighbors

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