Faster Than 20

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Standing Coworking

September 6, 2019 – September 30, 2019

How might we...

  • How might we support collaboration practitioners?

    Hypothesis

    Hosting standing coworking days in my home will combat isolation and build connections without requiring a lot of extra work.

    Design

    Initial pilot:

    • Two days of coworking (September 26-27, 2019 — last Thurday and Friday of the month, a potential standing time) at my home in San Francisco. Only come if you can make both days. No Doodles; whomever can make it makes it.
    • Use those days to work on whatever you need to work on. You can request help or other sessions from other participants, but you have no obligation to do so. We’ll organize via Open Space.
    • The only scheduled together time will be lunch, with an optional Land’s End walk. (Gotta take advantage of the beauty of this area.)
    • Accommodate 3-8 people.

    This is based on the two-day colearning strategy and visioning retreats I’ve been a part of for the past three years. The main difference is that there’s no explicit strategy and visioning focus — work on whatever you want to work on. It’s especially inspired by the third iteration of the experiment, where I realized how much I enjoy hosting people (as opposed to finding a retreat space somewhere).

    Metrics

    How many people participate? Only need two others (not including me) to make it work.

    How many people want to participate, but can’t make the days?

    How many participants want to participate again?

    Learnings

    No participants. Ended up canceling.

    Didn’t advertise widely. At least one person thought two days was too much to ask.

    Decisions

    Maybe try offering one day coworking at some point. Not motivated to do this right now.

    Questions

    Accountable Eugene
    Team
    Documents Design + Log
    Modified April 1, 2020

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