Research Project

Managing human talent in coworking environments

 

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The Visegrad region has accomplished one of the highest economic growths on the EU level in recent years, and highly skilled workers can be seen as the core on which the healthy economies are being built. With local economies being significantly knowledge and innovation based, and thriving in dense urban centres the coworking industry is undergoing rapid growth.

 

There have been dramatic changes in how knowledge workers collaborate and work, and how these spaces attract the top talent in the Visegrad region. Not only that Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest have seen the intense growth of coworking spaces in recent years, but these cities are becoming popularised among knowledge nomads.

 

The year-long project deploys a transnational study that will share the insight on the correlation between the growth of coworking environments in these four Visegrad cities, and the talent attraction and retention of highly skilled individuals in the region with the active role of local coworking spaces. Investigating entrepreneur-friendly environments and human resource strategies for talent attraction within these shared and towards collaboration orientated workspaces could have a positive impact on the regional economy. Research is conducted by team of experts from University of Economics (Czech Republic), University of Warsaw (Poland), Corvinus University of Budapest (Hungary) and Comenius University of Bratislava (Slovakia).

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RESEARCHERS

5

DISCIPLINES

4

CITIES

3

PAPERS

1

SYMPOSIUM

/ TIMELINE

10. - 02. / 19

02. - 05. / 20

05. - 06. / 20

May 27th / 20

RESEARCH DESIGN &
DATA COLLECTION PERIOD
DATA PROCESSING & ANALYSIS

from coworking spaces in
Prague, Czech Republic

Warsaw, Poland

Bratislava, Slovakia

Budapest, Hungary

by conducting a qualitative research

5 in-depth qualitative interviews in 5 coworking spaces per partner country

exploring the data
transcribing interviews conducted in local languages and translating the transcripts into English

analysing the data
qualitative data analysis

reporting
presentation, interpretation, relating to relevant conceptual framework, discussing methodological difficulties affecting results

RESULTS, FINDINGS & CONCLUSIONS

INDUSTRY REPORT
for
industry experts to better understand and identify aspects of coworking model best suited for local environments in order to attract top talent

POLICY PAPER

for policy makers to have the access to set of recommendations for each Visegrad country on how to support the growth of coworking spaces in their local environments

ACADEMIC PAPER
a scientific
paper on the managerial practices and mediation techniques that are being used within coworking spaces in order to attract highly skilled
individuals, interlace them in supportive networks and steer their outputs
 

SYMPOSIUM

on human talent management in coworking environments

covering major relevant topics and discussing research results

for researchers, industry experts and policy makers

in order to gain the understanding of the importance of coworking spaces and their role in local economies

SYMPOSIUM

A day-long symposium on talent attraction and the role of coworking spaces in Visegrad region will be organised in Prague, Czech Republic. The symposium will host lectures by regional researchers and presentations by local experts on human resource management strategies in coworking habitats. Topics will cover the use of mediation tools for human talent retention in coworking spaces, the importance of communication in the design process within coworking environments, the social impact on regional economics of coworking spaces and their capacity to support seed entrepreneurial activities.

 
 

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ADDRESS

Marko Orel, Phd
Prague University of Economics and Business

nám. Winstona Churchilla 1938/4, 130 67

Praha 3-Žižkov
Czech Republic
European Union

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