The Mobile Worker Goes Truly Mobile

The Mobile Worker Goes Truly Mobile

By: Tony White There is a new option in the business world for people who work remotely. Whether you’re on a business trip needing to get work done or you don’t have an actual office to go to daily, Campbell McKeller has an answer for you.  Perhaps you’re like me and maybe you aren’t as productive as you could be while camping out at the local coffee shop or curled up on the couch with your laptop. McKeller’s brainchild, Loosecubes, matches mobile workers who need a space to land for a day with companies that have desk space to spare.  The idea came from a couple of observations. The first, while seeking her MBA, she noticed she was a more productive studier if she varied her study locations. Second, her years in commercial real estate showed her a lot of companies have space that goes unused. It wasn’t until she was working remotely from home and was longing  for a place outside the house to do her work that she made the connection.  Loosecubes was created in the summer of 2010 in New York City and has grown to 13,000 users. Loosecubes is in every major US city and 74 other countries. The majority of Loosecubes’ users are independent freelancers.  As companies downsize their real estate footprint in favor of their employees working remotely this network of spaces looks to continue its growth. Another unexpected upside to this arrangement is the opportunity to network.  As Loosecubes puts it in their manifesto: “Flexible workspace for entrepreneurs, independents and small teams means more productivity, less risk, and lower costs. These emerging businesses drive the growth of our economy. Host businesses can turn their empty desks into business building assets by hosting professionals who may just be their next collaborator, new hire, or word of mouth referral.” So next time you’re out on the road looking for a place to camp out for work for the day, maybe Loosecubes is the answer you’re looking for.

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