University of Michigan
Coworking Project

Coworking represents a new way of working

For our current study, we are studying the differences between coworking and traditional work environments

How Can I Participate?

For this phase of our study, we are looking for participants to complete a 10-15 minute survey about your work experience and work patterns

  • Do you primarily work from a coworking space?

  • Do you work remotely from your company’s primary office location?

  • Are you in contact with colleagues who regularly work at your company’s offices?

If you answered yes to all 3 questions, we invite you take our survey

Click here to take our survey

Once you complete our survey, we ask that you pass the survey to one of your office-based colleagues

Meet the Research Team

Gretchen Spreitzer, PhD

Keith E. and Valerie J. Alessi Professor of Business Administration; Professor of Management and Organizations

Research focus on employee empowerment and leadership development, particularly within a context of organizational change and decline

Peter Bacevice, PhD

Community of Scholars, Ross School of Business Center for Positive Organizations

Researcher and practitioner on workplace strategy, effectiveness of workplace design on organizational outcomes

Lyndon Garrett

Doctoral Candidate

Research interests involve analyzing the social construction of relational dynamics, leadership behavior, meaningfulness, and organizational routines.

Academy of Management Proceedings (2014)

Co-constructing a Sense of Community at Work: The Emergence of Community in Coworking Spaces (2014)

Why Coworking is Hot

John S. & James L. Knight Foundation (2014)

Learning Lab gathers ideas on making the most of talent in our cities

Coworking Weekly Show (2015)

How do people thrive at work and…what exactly IS a sense of community, anyway?

Harvard Business Review (2015)

Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

MIT Sloan Management Review (2015)

Should Your Company Embrace Coworking?

For general information about this study,
please contact

For information about participating in our survey,
please contact Professor Gretchen Spreitzer

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