A Survey by KNow Research and the Global Working Unconference Conference (GCUC)

The objectives of this survey are to better understand how people work in coworking spaces and what roles networks and networking play in the coworking experience.  For the purposes of this survey, please consider yourself a coworker if you (1) currently work full- or part-time in a coworking space or (2) you have worked full- or part-time in a coworking space in the past year.

This survey takes approximately 8 minutes to complete.

The survey results will be made public and presented at future Global Coworking Unconference Conferences and communications/materials from GCUC.

If you wish to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card (3 will be given away), please enter your email address at the end of this survey.

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* 1. What 3 words come to mind when you think about coworking?

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* 2. Which best describes you? 

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* 3. Where is your primary work location?

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* 4. How often do you typically work in the following spaces? (Select the frequency of use of the following workspaces).

  Never work there Sometimes work there Often work there Have worked there in the past, but do not currently work there
In my home or home office/workshop
Coffee shop, library, hotel, lobby, or other casual workplace
Coworking or other collaborative/flexible workspace
Fixed workplace operated by my employer/business that does not change (such as an office, plant or store)
On site at client’s workplace

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* 5. How many times per week do you typically visit the following types of businesses within walking distance of your coworking space? (Indicate the number of times in a typical week)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8+
Coffee shops
Restaurants
Grocery store
Gym
Retail shops
Service providers (laundry/dry cleaning, salon/spa, etc.)

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* 6. Which of the following types of spaces do you typically use at coworking spaces? (Select all that apply)

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* 7. Who pays for your coworking/flexible workspace membership?

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* 8. Do you ever turn to other members of your coworking space for help, guidance, or to find/outsource work?

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* 9. Do you meet ever with members of your coworking space/spaces after work and/or over the weekend for social reasons?

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* 10. If you/your organization receives work by word-of-mouth, referral and/or reputation, how important are the following sources for getting work? (Indicate the level of importance for each of the areas).

  Not important Somewhat important Important Very important
Social contacts in your neighborhood
Online talent marketplaces (Elance, oDesk, Freelancer.com, etc)
Social contacts through your online social networks
Meet-ups such as Evites and MeetUp
Business contacts in your professional network
Professional associations or clubs
Personal network – social and business networks are integrated and not separate
My coworking network
Social media

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* 11. How often do you attend events at coworking spaces?

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* 12. Please indicate how much you agree/disagree with the following statements:

  Strongly disagree Somewhat disagree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat agree Strongly agree
I’m making more money because I cowork
I collaborated more with others when I cowork
Coworking has expanded my social network
Coworking has expanded my professional network
Coworking has improved my professional success
I don’t collaborate much with fellow coworkers
Coworking allows me to set boundaries between my personal & work life
I’ve learned new skills through coworking
I’ve improved my skill set because of coworking
I felt less lonely because of coworking
My business grew from leads generated through my coworking network
I’m more engaged & motivated when I work at coworking space
I feel more successful since I’ve started coworking
Coworking has improved my professional success
My business has grown more and/or faster because of coworking
I’m happier when I am coworking
I am more productive when I am coworking

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* 13. Approximately how many new people have you met through your coworking space in the past year who have had a positive impact on your work? (Please type in number)

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* 14. Please rate your overall satisfaction with the coworking space that you use the most often. (Scale 0-10 with 0 = dissatisfied to 10 = very satisfied).

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* 15. What could your coworking space do to improve your experience?

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* 16. Thinking about your coworking space, how important are the following attributes? (Please indicate the level of importance for each of the areas).

  Not important Somewhat important Important Very important
Location
Interior design
Membership prices
People in my coworking space
Coworking space community manager
Events & educational opportunities
Being part of the community
Networking opportunities
Access to conference and/or training rooms
Access to a gym
 Ability to work from a coworking space when traveling
Access to mental health services

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* 17. The price you pay for coworking membership is_______________:

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* 18. Which of the following aggregators have you used, if any? (Select all that apply):

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* 19. What gender do you identify with?

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* 20. What was your annual revenue from your work activities in 2020?

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* 21. Where are you located? (City/State)

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* 23. Would you like to participate in the drawing for a $100 digital Amazon gift card?

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* 24. Please provide us with your email address to enter the Amazon gift card drawing.

Thank you so much for taking the time to participate today and share your feedback on coworking with GCUC!
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