The Digital Work Hub concept is the out-of-town counterpart to Co-work Spaces which have recently become popular in cities around the world. Co-work Spaces are shared membership-based office facilities for urban freelancers, CBD-based self-employed knowledge workers and/or inner-city micro businesses.
Four Regional Development Australia committees (Logan and Redlands, Gold Coast, Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast) collaborated on this project to investigate creating a network of Digital Work Hubs across their regions.
During 2013 the Digital Work Hub Project examined the demand and supply of such facilities in South East Queensland through qualitative and quantitative research. Business, government and community groups were invited to provide their feedback on how regional communities can participate and benefit from new and innovative workplace practices such as Digital Work Hubs.
Digital Work Hubs: An Activation Framework for South-East Queensland
About 100 people representing the public and private sector, investors, operators and general community attended the launch of the report Digital Work Hubs: An Activation Framework for South-East Queensland on 6 December 2013.
In its nine-point activation plan, the report recommended establishing an activation team, a digital work hub community, building resources and conducting further research to determine the impact on health and wellbeing of digital work hubs and their contribution to broader prosperity gains across the region.
The report’s key findings have demonstrated both the potential demand for digital work hubs across South-East Queensland and established the flow-on health and wellbeing benefits to each region.
For more information go to: www.digitalworkhub.com.au