If you hadn’t noticed, we’re pretty obsessed with the Coworking Wiki around here. A big part of Opencoworking is talking to people about what the Wiki is, how it works, and why you-me-and-everyone should think about contributing a thought, article, or link to its archives.
While lots of people searching the internet for “coworking” land on the Wiki’s front page (that’s right, the Wiki is consistently in the top three search results for “coworking” — behind only Wikipedia and coworking.com – and receives about 500 hits a day) far fewer every really dig in to the wealth of knowledge that lies beneath.
So, this little blog series “Hidden Treasures of the Coworking Wiki” aims to reveal some of the resources, knowledge, and tools that you might now know lived on the Wiki.
Up first? Market research.
Anyone who’s thinking about starting a coworking community, looking for hard stats for an investor, or just seeking insights that will help them grow and serve their existing member-base, NEEDS MARKET RESEARCH.
We’re talking about properly executed research that delivers quantitative and qualitative results that can be extrapolated to the global community at large.
The idea of starting this type of research all on your own might make you want to run and hide, because it’s difficult and very costly. Never fear, however, the Coworking Wiki is here!
In the Coworking Studies Section (accessible from the home page) you’ll find links to global research conducted by Deskmag (the world’s first online coworking magazine) and Coworking Spain.
These are great resources, but as you might notice when you click through this section, there’s a lot of research that isn’t represented yet. This is where you come in. Yes, YOU! If you know of a great article, study, or slideshow that provides useful information about the state of coworking, how fast it’s growing, or other useful statistics, PLEASE ADD IT TO THIS SECTION!
If you’ve already used the Wiki, simply log in and navigate to the Studies Section, and add your link with a brief description. Never logged in before? No worries, use the “request access” button on the top, right side of the Wiki homepage to gain editing abilities.