For many workers, coworking is a great escape from the usual office drudgery, where independent professionals gather in a shared collaborative space to carry out their businesses. According to the most recent Global Coworking Survey, there are at least 72 coworking spaces based in Australia, with the majority based in large cities such as Sydney. Across the world, many people report increased levels of creativity, focus and quality of work as a result of moving into coworking spaces.
But not everyone is a fan of making the trip to the city. In the last year alone, at least three new coworking spaces have sprung up in the northern suburbs of Sydney. These small business owners say that they value the interactivity and shared space of the coworking arena, but yearn to be much closer to home. Reporter Rachel Worsley spoke to Bruce Perry, the founder of HeadOfficeHub, about why he decided to open a new coworking space in the northern suburbs of Sydney.
Broadcast 24 February 2014 for ‘On The Money’ and ‘Razors Edge’.