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The Flexible Workplace

Coworking and Other Modern Workplace Transformations

  • Provides an overview of flexible and hybrid workplaces

  • Examines the effects on local and developing cultures

  • Proposes a functional taxonomy to classify flexible workspaces

Part of the book series: Human Resource Management (HRM)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Coworking as a Tailored Flexible Workspace Model

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Beyond Coworking: From Flexible to Hybrid Spaces

      • Alessandra Migliore, Irene Manzini Ceinar, Chiara Tagliaro
      Pages 3-24
    3. Coworking Spaces for Public Administration

      • Felix Gauger, Andreas Pfnür
      Pages 45-58
    4. The Evolution of Coworking Spaces in Milan and Prague: Spatial Patterns, Diffusion, and Urban Change

      • Pavel Bednář, Ilaria Mariotti, Federica Rossi, Lukáš Danko
      Pages 59-78
  3. From Traditional, Corporate to Rural Coworking Spaces

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 79-79
    2. Corporate Coworking – A Catalyst for Collaboration, Creativity, and Innovation

      • Viktoria Heinzel, Stavros Georgiades, Martin Engstler
      Pages 81-96
  4. Collaborative and Joint Activities in Coworking Spaces

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131
    2. Coworking’s Cooperation Paradox: On the Role of Stigmergic Curation

      • Julian Waters-Lynch, Cameron Duff
      Pages 133-156
  5. Digital Nomadism and Coworking Spaces on the Go

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 193-193
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 259-267

About this book

With current socio-economic development trends and changing work landscape, modern workplaces are progressively becoming a subject of flexibilisation and hybridisation. Contemporary office environments are commonly adapting to the needs of the flexible labour markets by offering the non-territorial and rotation-based practice of allocating desks to workers on dynamic schedules. This book explores this growing trend by offering different perspectives on the benefits and challenges of the flexible workplace phenomena. Topics discussed range from defining and comparing flexible, coworking and corpoworking spaces, policies made in local environments, and the flexible working taxonomy.

 

Keywords

  • Workplace flexibilization
  • Coworking
  • Corpoworking
  • Collaboration
  • workplace sharing
  • work productivity
  • remote work
  • knowledge work
  • digital nomadism

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Entrepreneurship, Faculty of Business Administration, Prague University of Economics and Business, Prague, Czech Republic

    Marko Orel

  • Department of Entrepreneurship, University of Economics Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

    Ondřej Dvouletý

  • La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

    Vanessa Ratten

About the editors

Marko Orel is an Assistant Professor who operates in the field of socioeconomics, particularly focusing on evolution of work and related challenges of workplace transformation. He is exploring project and operational networks of influences, community engagement moderation and its inter-relational participation in collaborative work processes. He heads the Centre of Workplace Research in Prague, Czech Republic and regularly engages in scholarly debates on future of workspace.

Ondřej Dvouletý is an Associate Professor at the Department of Entrepreneurship at the University of Economics in Prague (Czech Republic). Ondřej´s research is dedicated to the investigation of entrepreneurial activity, effects of public entrepreneurship and self-employment policies and entrepreneurial economics.

Vanessa Ratten is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Department of Management, Sport and Tourism, La Trobe Business School at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. She teaches Entrepreneurial Business Planning, Managing Innovation in Organisations and Entrepreneurship.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Flexible Workplace

  • Book Subtitle: Coworking and Other Modern Workplace Transformations

  • Editors: Marko Orel, Ondřej Dvouletý, Vanessa Ratten

  • Series Title: Human Resource Management

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-62167-4

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-62166-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-62169-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-62167-4

  • Series ISSN: 2662-2769

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-2777

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 267

  • Number of Illustrations: 10 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Human Resource Management, Organization and Leadership, International Business

Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-62167-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)