Coworking, by its very definition, is rooted in community, growth, and innovation.
Because of the passion and dedication of thousands of coworking community members, the industry has expanded to what it is today – a revolutionary movement that is shaping the way our world views businesses, offices, and the way people get work done.
By the end of 2016, there are expected to be 10,000 coworking spaces throughout the world – 28% growth from 2015.
This leads to some very important questions for 2016: as coworking goes “mainstream,” will the originality and unique roots of the movement remain?
Where is the line between coworking and just working, and how do we ensure that we’re remaining authentic to the foundational elements of the industry?
Leading up to the major 10,000-space milestone in 2016, there has been a strong community of influencers who have helped shape coworking into the high-growth industry it is today.
These are pioneers, revolutionaries, and next-level leaders who are all tied to one very strong belief: that coworking is changing the way we work and is here to stay.
We asked the coworking community to nominate influencers they feel have had a significant hand in building the coworking movement, accelerating the movement’s growth, and/or ensuring the movement stays on the right track.
We received tons of awesome nominations and have broken up the influencers into six categories:
1. Most Impressive Networks
2. Coworking Innovators
3. Biggest Commercial Successes
4. Most Active Community Builders
5. Coworking Originals
6. Rising Newcomers
Read on to find out more about each category and the influencers!
The original post can be found here: https://blog.getkisi.com/30-influential-people-coworking-2016/