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Reimagining the Workspace Landscape in London: a Q&A with Olly Olsen from The Office Group

Posted on June 20, 2018 by GCUC UK in Conference, Coworking, GCUC UK, Speakers

The Office Group co-founders Olly Olsen and Charlie Green are presenting at GCUC UK September 25 and 26 in London. Tickets are available now. by Cat Johnson In 2003, The Office Group reimagined what shared workspace could be like in London. Recognising that serviced offices were overpriced and under delivering, founders Olly Olsen and Charlie Green set out to provide a high-quality workspace experience. Now The Office Group has over 15,000 members working in 33 buildings. I spoke with Olly about… Read More »

Future of Work: Singapore Edition

GCUC is very excited to announce that we have partnered with the British Chamber of Commerce in Singapore to bring you an expertly curated panel on the Future of Work. Speaking on the future of work will be Jonathan O"Byrne of Collective works, Paula Englert of the Opra Group, Larissa Murphy of Contrast Group, Bryan Radar of Microsoft Asia Pacific and Kevin Chee of Capitland. What does our future working environment look like? We are in the midst of one… Read More »

Coworking A Return To Our Roots

  Coworking is being touted as a brand new Social and Workplace movement, which is sweeping worldwide across the Real Estate and Services Industries. The benefits of Coworking to Small Business as well as larger organisations is clearly emerging and these workspaces have become easier to access with the advent of cloud technology as well as faster and more secure internet services. Some of the reasons behind this growth include: Growth in part time employment. Growth in the consultant industry.… Read More »

Speaker Spotlight: John Preece & Kimberley Paterson

Posted on June 26, 2017 by in Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, GCUC 2017, Speakers

The word is out... We are super excited to announce that John Preece and Kimberley Paterson from Knight Frank will be presenting at GCUC Australia this year. They will be giving us the ins and outs on the coworking trends as they relate to not only Australia but the world. Check out this sneak peak below... Session: Coworking Trends In Australia And Beyond  It is great to have a space and build a community, but if you don’t have a… Read More »

GCUC heads to Melbourne

Posted on June 14, 2017 by in Community, Conference, Coworking, GCUC 2017, Press, Speakers

Did you hear? GCUC is headed back to Australia this August! Sydney was so good to us in 2015 that we decided we needed to bring the juice to Melbourne this time. So far 2017 has been a success for GCUC. We kicked off the year with GCUC USA in New York and announced 2 additional GCUC Global events for 2017 (Singapore and Taiwan) as well as the first GCUC Global event for 2018 (Dubai)... i'd say we are on… Read More »

Workbar’s Technology Path

Workbar’s Technology Path By: Bill Jacobson I consider it my primary job to understand what drives our members in both their professional and personal lives.  At Workbar, we made the strategic decision to thoroughly learn about our community before we built any technology that we knew would eventually be required for us to scale. Spending many years in previous companies as a technology founder, I learned the value of good technology platform to a community like Workbar.  But I also… Read More »

Phoney Booths – SAD!

Posted on April 24, 2017 by 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 »

Working Together…On Everything!

Posted on March 1, 2013 by Liz Elam in Community, Conference, Coworking, Coworking Trends, Speakers, Sustainability

I hope that you had a chance to read the recent article on coworking in IEDC's EDnow newsletter (It's only available to members, so if you are an IEDC member, you can grab it here). It goes into some depth on the phenomenon of coworking and what it means to economic development. If you don't already understand the concept of coworking, you can learn more by reading the article, checking out Deskmag, attending the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (shameless plug: I'll… Read More »

The Other Law of the Jungle

Posted on February 21, 2013 by Liz Elam in Community, Conference, Coworking, Speakers, Sustainability

I grew up in Western civilization, raised on Darwin’s, survival of the fittest worldview. No matter where you are on the evolution/creation theories, his competition, bloody tooth and claw perspective has become a pillar of our cultural heritage. It has been the prevailing influence in how we’ve run our businesses. “Eat or be eaten” and “It’s a jungle out there.” Yes, it is a jungle out there. And until very recently we’ve been making the nearly fatal mistake of following… Read More »

7 Reasons You Need to be at GCUC in 2013.

Posted on January 26, 2013 by Liz Elam in Community, Coworking, Speakers, Sustainability

If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should attend GCUC this year, we have a few reasons for why you should: If you own a coworking space, you already know first-hand how beneficial networking can be to your business. At GCUC, you’ll have the opportunity to meet hundreds of coworking visionaries and share ideas with them and learn from them. As you already know, coworking space owners are some of the smartest, most innovative people you… Read More »