Coworking evolved when the home office proved to be an insufficient space for freelancers seeking collaboration with likeminded, independent people. Coworking spaces provide a productive, creative, and satisfying work atmosphere, not just for freelancers, but also for corporate organizations. Fraunhofer IAO, one of Haworth’s many research partners around the world, conducts research around new ways of working. We have summarized their findings, which reveal that coworking has great potential to fundamentally change knowledge work and catalyze innovation in the future.

Harnessing the Potential of Coworking