Co-Working MoTown Style
Last week I led an incredible three days tour
of co-working spaces in Detroit, as part national study tours I do 2x per year. Aside from how amazing the rebirth of Detroit was, saw so many great ideas and spaces that were great inspiration for Craft|Work.
WeWork had just opened a new place with over seven floors of offices and meeting rooms. Great stuff.
Also went to see Quicken Loan’s internal design office (Dpop!), which was beyond fun. Great art, great collaboration, private space when you needed it (including an old bank vault made into a conference room!) but lots of great excitement and energy.
Saw and heard from others who explained how important the ‘community’ aspect of co-working is.
Definitely need to have an office when you want it, but the common, collaborative spaces were very important not only for creating great energy, but to also help members build their business. We heard from one operator that within 6 months of joining, 80% of their members were doing business with another member.
How great is that?!