Thanks to Kelly Ripley Feller for writing about “Collective Agency” on the Citrix blog: http://blogs.citrix.com/2012/01/10/the-evolving-ways-we-work/ An excerpt:
“I’m grateful I am able to modify my work schedule so I can ensure the burgeoning mind of my elementary school-aged son gets fed something more nutritious than sugar cereal and that he makes it to school with matching socks and clean hair. I just find that sometimes I feel a bit isolated from my team, my peers, and other people. And although social media channels provide a nice opportunity for connection with the outside world, sometimes I crave more interaction, collaboration, and human contact.
I know; whine, whine, poor me. Well last week I discovered a new “collective workspace” in Portland that might just help me break free from the all-too-familiar walls of my home office and get out there and be more social (professionally, I mean). The new artsy downtown loft space known as Collective Agency (@CollectiveAgenC) is exactly what you’d expect: exposed brick walls surrounding open workspaces complete with tables, comfortable office chairs, plenty of power outlets, and professional & artist types individually click-clicking away on their keyboards or clumped together in corners engaged in hushed conversations with colleagues. And it felt like just what the doctor ordered for me.”