Cartel House on Tour

The Coworking Chronicles #1 | A better way to work?

In an effort to understand the impact a coworking space can have on an individual’s capacity to perform in the workplace, I have embarked on a trip to find the best workspaces in the world. I’ll visit them, find out how they do it and try gauge just how much your environment can shape your performance. With the launch of our boutique hotel in Autumn, I’ll also be sharing my accommodation experiences. After all, a good night’s sleep is essential to any work day ahead.
First up, Norrsken House in Sweden. They claim to offer the best workspace in the world to their members who are working to make the world a better place.
They are telling the truth. Everything works. From automated check-ins to really well put together boardrooms and a general sense that the community is thriving. Everyone is busy – Very busy. With 16 microwaves, the lunch area is festive. I ordered my first vegan meal from the vegan only café – it was absolutely world class.
A lot of investment went into Norrsken House – it reaped the rewards with a waiting list of over a thousand eager entrepreneurs.

Why does the space work? Its designed, built and run really well, but more importantly, all the members share a common purpose. They are united in their overall effort to make the world a better place – even if they don’t work for the same company, they are working alongside one another – together as a community.

A place’s purpose may just be more important than we think. What are your thoughts? Mail me on schuyler@ideascartel.com – I’m here to learn so that we can lead.
I’m off to Copenhagen on a train at the moment – I’ll let you know what wonders their coworking spaces and hotels are promising.
– Schuyler Vorster