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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.

A research project on coworking launched in the US. Europe should come with some data as well !

Emergent Research and Society for New Communications Research are starting a american study on coworking in the US, tells Working Labs, the blog of the initiative.

So far, more than 250 coworking spaces have opened in the United States. Nowadays, all major American cities have one or several coworking spaces operating. And more are coming every day.

The goal of the coworking research project is to identify how significant coworking is in America today and what role coworking plays for freelance and independent workers, mobile workers, and small businesses.  The project will also examine the role coworking facilites play in small business formation and incubation, says Coworking Labs.

The American coworking study project has 4 phases:

1.  Census of U.S. Coworking Facilities

2.  Facility and User Surveys and Interviews

3.  Coworking’s Role in Starting and Incubating Businesses

4.  Coworking and Social Media

Learn more about the Coworking study project here

Definitely, Europe should come, as well, with datas about the growth of the Coworking movement on the continent. New coworking spaces are opening up every week. Many projects are already announced in Lyon, Erfurt, and elsewhere.

Coworking Europe 2010 conference has the aim to collect data and testimonies to offer a first broad panorama of Coworking in Europe.

Do not forget to register 🙂