Coworking

Most time at WERF5 is dedicated to coworking. Freelancers, scientists, students remote workers, and basically anyone who doesn’t physically have to go to a company office from 9 to 5. By sharing the same space we avoid distractions that working at home or at a busy cafe can give us.

But the most common reason for people to join WERF5’s coworkingspace is to avoid isolation and meet people. A place to ask advice from each other, lunch together or grabbing drinks after work.

That’s why WERF5 fits the description: “A living room to be productive in”.

The Coworking Manifesto

The WERF5 community in part of the global coworking movement and we agree with the following coworking manifesto:

THE CHALLENGE

We believe that society is facing unprecedented economic, environmental, social and cultural challenges. New innovations are the key to turning these challenges into opportunities to improve our communities and our planet.

THE SOLUTION

Coworking is redefining the way we do work. Inspired by the participatory culture of the open source movement and the empowering nature of IT, we are building a more sustainable future. We are a group of connected individuals and small businesses creating an economy of innovation and creativity in our communities and worldwide. We envision a new economic engine composed of collaboration and community, in contrast to the silos and secrecy of the 19th/20th century economy.

THE VALUE/THE CODE OF CONDUCT OF THE COMMUNITY

We have the talent. We just need to work together. Different environments need to overlap, to connect and to interact in order to transform our culture. In order to create a sustainable community based on trust, we value:

  • collaboration over competition
  • community over agendas
  • participation over observation
  • doing over saying
  • friendship over formality
  • boldness over assurance
  • learning over expertise
  • people over personalities
  • “value ecosystem” over “value chain”

This new economy cannot thrive without engaging the larger business, creative, entrepreneurial, governmental, non governmental and technical communities together.

THE VALUE/THE CODE OF CONDUCT OF THE COMMUNITY

We have the talent. We just need to work together. Different environments need to overlap, to connect and to interact in order to transform our culture. In order to create a sustainable community based on trust, we value:

  • collaboration over competition
  • community over agendas
  • participation over observation
  • doing over saying
  • friendship over formality
  • boldness over assurance
  • learning over expertise
  • people over personalities
  • “value ecosystem” over “value chain”

This new economy cannot thrive without engaging the larger business, creative, entrepreneurial, governmental, non governmental and technical communities together.

THE FUTURE

We believe that innovation breeds innovation. We will transform the world culture into one supportive of the entrepreneurial spirit, of risk taking, of pioneering into the unknown territories as the great leaders of our times. This requires education, entrepreneurship and a large network of creative workspaces.

We are reshaping the economy and the society through social entrepreneurship and  innovation. Our communities are coming together to rebuild more human scale, networked, and sustainable economies to build a better world.

We are the world coworking movement