Every time I read an article about a new “collaborative space” that’s opened, I hear the voice of Derek Neighbors repeating the following:
“You can’t do collaboration, you have to be a collaborator.”
Proof positive, I see a lot of comments like this one that I got over the weekend:
And every week I hear from dozens of community members and community managers who notice the same thing about the coworking spaces they interact with. What’s wrong with so many self-described collaborative spaces that even when they aren’t empty…the people in them barely interact at all?
Soooooo in my latest podcast episode (number 40!!!) I share a story about finding a thriving community in a place that was literally designed to keep people separate from each other. It’s the kind of experience that makes me happy to say “welp, I was wrong about that!”
Give episode 40 a listen now, or save it for listening on your trip home today:
And don’t forget to share the episode with someone who you think it could help!
Oh, one more thing. Can you do me a HUGE favor? Take a moment to give the show a rating and positive review on iTunes. The show has a perfect streak of 5 star reviews, and 30 amazing reviews. I’d love to see how quickly we can hit 50!
Upcoming Q&A Marathon
In a few weeks, I’m thinking about doing a coworking & community building Q&A marathon LIVE, online.
Would you tune in to participate? Do you have any questions you’d want answered?
Let me know in the comments!