Today’s style of coworking is a unique style of work and work spaces that involves a shared work environment, often by employees not employed by the same organization. Coworking is designed as a social gathering with groups of individuals who share the same values, work ethics, and are interested in learning and working alongside someone of a different career background; not working in isolation. Coworking is about both the physical space as well as the community of workers.
These types of coworking spaces are on the rise today, but is shared work space a brand new and innovative idea? Take a look back at the Renaissance era. During this time period master artists would teach new artist, nurturing their talents. This led to new artistic forms with artists now competing among themselves, yet in a shared space with mutual respect. The Renaissance era expanded apprenticeships of all kinds, painters, sculptors, artists, mathematicians, engineers, and more. The result of this era was a new insight into ways of working together to design and deliver products and services.
The Renaissance era taught us to give workshop space, not separated office desks in small rooms, to employees in order to turn new ideas and inspirations into new products and ventures. It showed us how to foster conversations and combine intelligence of people with different skills and abilities, not to separate these specialties into separate offices.
One company that is taking what was learned in the Renaissance era and developing a new business called Workville. Workwille is located in Midtown West at 1412 Broadyway, 21st floor, New York City, New York. Workwille’s shared office space is designed to feel inviting, warm, and welcoming. They offer light, airy spaces to work in with plenty of sun-light. There is a terrace in which you can take a break and revitalize by taking in a breath-taking sunset.
There is also a café and common areas. Workville NYC is located in a central location within the city, provides fast internet, mail services, fresh coffee, private phones, and printers.