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Tracy Wilson chats with Bernie Mitchell all about the origins of coworking, its evolution, and how Expand πŸ‘‡ the industry can take charge of sustainability on the Coworking Values Podcast.
πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ How workspaces can be more accessible to 24% of the UK
Christian Schmitz and Lucy McInally summarize the recent "Accessible Workspaces: Inclusivity, Expand πŸ‘‡ Language, and the Future of Coworking" panel from the Workspace Design Show.
The post shares insights from panelists Dom Hyams, Jeannine van der Linden, Lucy McInally and led by Bernie Mitchell (who stepped in for David O’Coimin). It looks over how workspaces can (actually) be more accessible, create a feeling of belonging, leveraging transparency, and how "inclusivity starts with a seamless user experience".
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πŸ“Ό How coworking spaces can think about industry collaboration
Bernie Mitchell shares a quick video for coworking space leaders who see the value in collaborating Expand πŸ‘‡ with other industry leaders (to do together what they cannot achieve alone), but get hung up on the question of "why am I talking to my competition?".
In short: There are literally MILLIONS of people who could benefit from coworking space, many of whom won’t be the right fit for your own space or community. Agreed. I’d go a little further to say that our one shared goal, if we want to take an infinite game view of things, is to keep getting more people interested in, trying out and increasingly utilizing coworking space.
🍽️ What is the relationship between coworking and hospitality?
Bernie Mitchell shares a fantastic answer to a query that pops up often in discussions around flex Expand πŸ‘‡ spaces and hospitality. Often, the idea of ‘hospitality’ in coworking is confused with the culture of running a top-class restaurant (mostly thanks to the book Unreasonable Hospitality being written from that context).
Instead, he expands on Ian Minor quote that "it’s the art of being hospitable", comparing how it’s very obvious the difference is when someone is ‘made’ to just say sorry, and when someone really is.

Bernie Mitchell joins Suzanne Murdock on the Powering Productivity podcast to discuss the nuances Expand πŸ‘‡ and added values of smaller and regional coworking spaces, driving a sense of belonging, and how coaching can help coworking operators.


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