Il lavoro condiviso: la trasformazione degli spazi di coworking durante l’emergenza Covid-19

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Shared work: the transformation of coworking spaces during the Covid-19 emergency

Ivana Pais, Cecilia Manzo, Alessandro Gerosa

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Work is undergoing a profound transformation: professions, employment contracts, the way of working are changing and, consequently, workplaces are changing. Digitization reduces the size of work tools and the need for space. There are more and more workers who do not depend on a company and consequently do not have a reference office. And now, with the increased interest in "agile working", also commonly referred to as smart working, after the forced experimentation of the last year, these ways of working also affect employees. For the past 15 years, workplaces have been created that meet these needs. The "coworking" are shared workplaces to which different categories of self-employed workers - but also small companies - turn to, looking for workstations or professionally equipped offices but also for a network of interaction and collaboration. By their hybrid nature, they are organizations oriented towards transformation and innovation: connection points between short and long networks, between physical and digital platforms, between companies and freelancers. The pandemic emergency has accentuated these traits. Physical distancing prevented the primary mode of exchange in spaces: face-to-face meeting. The crisis has also hit freelancers hard, who are the main customers of these spaces. At the same time, the experimentation of remote work has made employees discover coworking spaces and has brought out a new centrality of the neighborhood. Starting from the results of the research carried out as part of the project promoted by the Municipality of Milan "Milano Collabora. New models of production and consumption in the collaborative city "and created in collaboration with the DAStU department of the Politecnico di Milano and the Collaboriamo association, we reflect in this chapter on the transformations underway in the coworking spaces of Milan to meet the emerging needs in the world of work.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Shared work: the transformation of coworking spaces during the Covid-19 emergency
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationMILANO 2021 Rapporto sulla città. Ripartire: il tempo della cura
Pages100-114
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • covid-19
  • coworking

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