Coworking global survey: 42% of all coworkers report earning a higher income since joining a coworking space

A few days ago, Deskmag, the coworking magazine, launched a worldwide survey, in order to investigate the motivations of the users of coworking spaces. Coworking Europe 2010 is proud to be a partner of this great initiative.

The survey collected answers from 661 coworking space users around the world, originating from 24 different countries. The evaluation of the data requires a little time, but a few preliminary results are already available, says Deskmag.

Here they are :

Firstly, it seems a large majority of coworkers are very satisfied with their coworking space. Seventy percent of all coworkers said they were very happy with their desk in their coworking space. A quarter found their coworking space to be okay, while only 8% of respondents were disappointed by their community based shared office.

The positive results stem from the real advantages offered by coworking spaces. Most respondents said they are more motivated (85%) and have better interaction with other people (88%) since they moved into a coworking space. Almost half now work in teams more often (57%).

More than half organize their working day better so they can relax more at home (both 60%). At least 42% of all coworkers also report earning a higher income since joining a coworking space, and only 5% suffer from a loss of income.

The price of coworking is satisfactory for most participants. Fifty-four percent said the price was exactly right, and about a quarter think it was a little high but still fair (21%). One in five respondents would be willing to pay a little more, while only 6% said it was too expensive.

You may find more results of the survey here

One month ago, Entreprise Globale and Tech4i2, released the results coming from a survey on Coworking spaces in Europe. The datas are to be found here.

Then, 87% of the surveyed European coworking space answered that new projects were born from a collaboration between people who first met in the coworking space.

All those datas are building the case to sustain the creation for more coworking spaces in Europe and elsewhere.

We think it’s a fantastic news.

One response to “Coworking global survey: 42% of all coworkers report earning a higher income since joining a coworking space

  1. Those are great results and my experience with nomadz tells me the same. But us it great to have some numbers with it to convince doubting potential members (-;

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