About the Coworking Alliance of Sonoma County
CASC is an alliance of several coworking and collaborative work spaces in Sonoma County, California. Each organization has a unique location, culture and membership.
Formed in June of 2015, CASC’s mission is to connect people and coworking spaces in order to empower independent workers and foster the collaborative community of Sonoma County.
What is Coworking?
Coworking is a style of work that describes any situation in which two or more people are working together in the same place but not for the same company.
There is a core set of values associated with coworking, put forth through Open Coworking, a global organization that facilitates and promotes collaboration between coworking communities around the world. Those values are collaboration, openness, community, accessibility, and sustainability.
A Coworking Space is a physical facility or organization dedicated to the concept of coworking, normally dedicated to the core set of values listed above.
"These spaces represent a critical foundation of infrastructure for a new and growing workforce of people who work where, when, how, and why they want. A coworking space's relationship with its members is one that is primarily predicated on the values that drive the Coworking Movement, in direct and deliberate contrast to a more traditional relationship predicated on renting space from a landlord." - whatiscoworking.com
Fun Facts About People Who Use Coworking Spaces
- 71% report a boost in creativity
- 68% report improved health, focus, and productivity
- 50% report higher income
- 80% report expanding their business network
- 92% report increasing their social circle
- 60% are more relaxed at home since coworking
*Source: Deskmag's Global Coworking Survey
Great Resources For Coworkers
Coworking podcasts to check out - New Worker Magazine