Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, sometimes an office, incorporated with independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, people coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.
Typically it is attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation. Coworking is the social gathering of a group of people, who are still working independently, but who share values, and who are interested in the synergy that can happen from working with talented people in the same space.
Some coworking spaces were developed by nomadic Internet entrepreneurs seeking an alternative to working in coffeeshops and cafés, or to isolation in home offices. A 2007 survey showed that many employees worry about feeling isolated and losing human interaction if they were to telecommute. Roughly a third of both private and public-sector workers also reported that they didn’t want to stay at home during work. Coworking offers a solution to the problem of isolation that many freelancers experience while working at home, while at the same time letting them escape the distractions of home.