In the simplest sense, coworking space is an environment that’s designed to accommodate people from different companies who come to do work.
Coworking space is characterized by shared facilities, services, and tools. Sharing infrastructure in this way helps to spread the cost of running an office across members, but coworking spaces are more than just a way of reducing overhead.
Coworking spaces are community centers, collaboration hubs, and social spaces where workers from different backgrounds can come together to share expertise and explore new ideas. Coworking has communal roots dating back to the first “hackerspaces” in Europe, and today’s coworking spaces retain a strong social aspect.