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EP4 – Teamwork in coworking spaces & how great teams works together

2 minute read
by Alex Hillman

Running a collaborative space doesn’t automagically make you a great collaborator.

Being a great collaborator with your OWN team can be really hard work, . But the payoff can be huge, for you and for your community.

On this week’s episode of The Coworking Weekly Show, I’m joined again by Adam Teterus for another “Staff Lounge” conversation. Our focus today is on how the team that runs Indy Hall works together to be really great collaborators, and how crucial it is to lead our community by example.

You’ll find out what “effective over-communication” is and how we achieve it using certain tools and mindsets. And you’ll hear about a counterintuitive lesson we’ve learned: that sometimes, the enemy of high performing team might actually be putting a little too much faith in each other.

Finally, we also dive deep into thoughts and examples of leadership in our community, and some examples of how our style results in truly epic levels of participation at Indy Hall.

Learn the secret of “effective over-communication

Plus, a bonus blog post from Adam just for Coworking Weekly subscribers

Being on the Coworking Weekly email list is a bit like having access to the “DVD Extras” and bonus features that come along with a movie! Today, I’m adding this blog post Adam shared as a suppliment to today’s podcast session: 5 things I learned using a Sparkfile.

As of this morning, my original Spark File article has been read well over 100,000 times on Lifehacker alone and is worth a read to fully understand how and why a Spark File is valuable, but Adam’s article takes a different angle by realizing a very specific way that having a Spark File actually improved his work with the Indy Hall community, and he offers suggestions for how you can start your own.

Finally…are you going to Coworking Europe next week?

Adam and I are headed to Lisbon for the Coworking Europe conference, and we’d love to meet you if you’ll be there. If you’re a Coworking Weekly reader or listener going to the conference, please find us and come say hi!

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Alex Hillman I am always thinking about the intersection of people, relationships, trust and business. I founded Indy Hall in 2006, making us one of oldest fully independent coworking communities in the world. This site is packed with the lessons and examples I’ve learned along the way. You can find me on Twitter, too! 🐦 Say hi.