Coworking and training

In an economic environment constantly changing, keeping up to date the knowledge level of corporate stakeholders is a constant challenge for human resources management. This gives the training plan a strategic nature for the company. Management training plan is complex and must integrate various parameters related to the specificity of the sector and the legislative framework. This plan can be developed and managed by internal company resources, but it is better to entrust experts. In this case outsource this function allow to mobilize the resources of the business around their core business.

Coworking spaces hosting entrepreneurs and freelance gradually become places of learning. The objective is first to facilitate the transfer of skills between coworkers. A thirst for knowledge which corresponds to a real need. Keep abreast of the latest innovations, an imperative for the various participants. Traditional structures are struggling to monitor developments and do not always have the appropriate training. The co-working spaces can offer a more flexible formula based on the division of powers. Coworking spaces also open to new services. Events, training venues, hosting association. Mingles a diverse audience and exerts a constant informal learning: exchange of ideas, discussions around projects, meetings between various trades. Some places become training center spots.

This dynamic , which meets the usual brakes of traditional work and proposes a new approach to different problems, can match the training needs of companies. Formal trainings and ad hoc ones in these areas, but more generally, natural rapprochement towards innovation and daily exchange. Fruitful and stimulating porosity for stakeholders, and some opening up. Some coworking space evolves towards workshop, like the Geekdom in San Antonio, United States. Universities consider this new learning method. Coworking spaces build relationships with schools, exchange knowledge. In Nevada, a journalism school and coworking space Reno Collective (RC) have partnered to provide students courses facilitated by members of the coworking space but also by teachers. In a similar approach, space NTILeeds is located on the campus of Leeds Metropolitan University in a big house. Members must sign a code of conduct, committing to openness, collaboration between people with different skills. And space also offers short courses in software, computer programs… courses alongside the university.

In France, such spaces are still in their infancy. Six HubHouses, which are reminiscent of coworking spaces Anglo-Saxon emerged in the universities of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, few details are reserved exclusively for students and the transmission of knowledge is sense unique. So far the knowledge sharing in vogue as on the Internet, with sites like Skillshare, which is already developing partnerships with spaces Hive at 55 and CoComsp to create classrooms within the same space coworking.

These new places that bring together diverse backgrounds, alternate business meetings and conferences, are experiencing a growing worldwide. In London, Google supports Coworking Campus, a multi-storey building and Microsoft will soon open a shared workspace in Paris. Students enjoy each day benefit these meeting places, often warmer than the cafeteria of the university.


Article by Gréta du Velay