Coworking spaces - Internal Rules, Code of Conduct

Hello,

Is somebody here that is willing to help with some internal rules for coworking spaces? Like a list that could be attached to the contract and maybe something printable to put it on the walls.

I found something on the group but the subject is since 2008, I want something more up-to- date.

Thanks,

Teodora, Romania

Here’s a screenshot of our membership agreement, which has been evolved with contributions and suggestions over the years and borrowed by many spaces (with attribution, preferably): https://dangerouslyawesome.com/snaps/screencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join-1516815300754.png

The most recent addition is a more explicit Code of Conduct, which is still a work in progress but a pretty significant addition for us. It, too, was a collaborative process but the real driving force was one of doubling down on explicitly inviting diversity and inclusion by saying “if you’re here, you belong here, and we’re prepared to help protect that together”.

-Alex

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On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 5:20 AM, Teodora Todirica [email protected] wrote:

Hello,

Is somebody here that is willing to help with some internal rules for coworking spaces? Like a list that could be attached to the contract and maybe something printable to put it on the walls.

I found something on the group but the subject is since 2008, I want something more up-to- date.

Thanks,

Teodora, Romania

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The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.

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Thank you so much for helping me with this.
Have a nice day!

Teodora

miercuri, 24 ianuarie 2018, 19:40:28 UTC+2, Alex Hillman a scris:

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Here’s a screenshot of our membership agreement, which has been evolved with contributions and suggestions over the years and borrowed by many spaces (with attribution, preferably): https://dangerouslyawesome.com/snaps/screencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join-1516815300754.png

The most recent addition is a more explicit Code of Conduct, which is still a work in progress but a pretty significant addition for us. It, too, was a collaborative process but the real driving force was one of doubling down on explicitly inviting diversity and inclusion by saying “if you’re here, you belong here, and we’re prepared to help protect that together”.

-Alex


The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.

Better Coworkers: http://indyhall.org

Weekly Coworking Tips: http://coworkingweekly.com

My Audiobook: https://theindyhallway.com/ten

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 5:20 AM, Teodora Todirica [email protected] wrote:

Hello,

Is somebody here that is willing to help with some internal rules for coworking spaces? Like a list that could be attached to the contract and maybe something printable to put it on the walls.

I found something on the group but the subject is since 2008, I want something more up-to- date.

Thanks,

Teodora, Romania

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I also like to point to our Code of Conduct http://co-up.de/code-of-conduct.html which goes beyond the membership agreement as we make it binding for everyone using our space, which as of now means all events taking place here and the guests.
This code of conduct has been build on the Berlin Code of Conduct http://berlincodeofconduct.org/ that I was also involved with and had many discussions and arguments with the Berlin User Group scene and has been adopted by many organizations as you can see on the list of supports.

Hope that helps.

Cheers
Thilo

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On Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 6:40:28 PM UTC+1, Alex Hillman wrote:

Here’s a screenshot of our membership agreement, which has been evolved with contributions and suggestions over the years and borrowed by many spaces (with attribution, preferably): https://dangerouslyawesome.com/snaps/screencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join-1516815300754.png

The most recent addition is a more explicit Code of Conduct, which is still a work in progress but a pretty significant addition for us. It, too, was a collaborative process but the real driving force was one of doubling down on explicitly inviting diversity and inclusion by saying “if you’re here, you belong here, and we’re prepared to help protect that together”.

-Alex


The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.

Better Coworkers: http://indyhall.org

Weekly Coworking Tips: http://coworkingweekly.com

My Audiobook: https://theindyhallway.com/ten

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 5:20 AM, Teodora Todirica [email protected] wrote:

Hello,

Is somebody here that is willing to help with some internal rules for coworking spaces? Like a list that could be attached to the contract and maybe something printable to put it on the walls.

I found something on the group but the subject is since 2008, I want something more up-to- date.

Thanks,

Teodora, Romania

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I’m so very very glad the culture here is such that people manage to treat each other civilly, without the imposition of an authoritarian “code of conduct”.

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On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 12:39 AM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

Here’s a screenshot of our membership agreement, which has been evolved with contributions and suggestions over the years and borrowed by many spaces (with attribution, preferably): https://dangerouslyawesome.com/snaps/screencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join-1516815300754.png

The most recent addition is a more explicit Code of Conduct, which is still a work in progress but a pretty significant addition for us. It, too, was a collaborative process but the real driving force was one of doubling down on explicitly inviting diversity and inclusion by saying “if you’re here, you belong here, and we’re prepared to help protect that together”.

-Alex

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The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.

Better Coworkers: http://indyhall.org

Weekly Coworking Tips: http://coworkingweekly.com

My Audiobook: https://theindyhallway.com/ten

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 5:20 AM, Teodora Todirica [email protected] wrote:

Hello,

Is somebody here that is willing to help with some internal rules for coworking spaces? Like a list that could be attached to the contract and maybe something printable to put it on the walls.

I found something on the group but the subject is since 2008, I want something more up-to- date.

Thanks,

Teodora, Romania

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“I'm so very very glad the culture here is such that people manage to treat each other civilly, without the imposition of an authoritarian "code of conduct".”

I’ll encourage you to take another close read of that blog post I linked (and linked again below) because had the exact same point of view, until I realized how much happened that I wasn’t seeing, and how many people have responded (often privately, for a variety of reasons) with specific stories about interactions that came from surprising sources.

It’s very easy to feel like everyone is civil and respectful when you’re the one on the receiving end of it. I was totally blind to the people in our community who weren’t, until we created a channel for them to talk about it.

I was ESPECIALLY concerned about policing behaviors. Our first line of action is to listen and support. We encourage members to talk to each other about conflicts, and support them in productive ways to resolve it if they choose to.

What I realized was how many people didn’t even realize what they were doing or saying to others was hurtful, and they actually WANTED to change or avoid making the mistake again.

It took me a while to really wrap my head around this, but I’m so glad I did and the positive impact it’s had is already measurable. That’s why I wrote about the lessons I had to learn to get to that point here:

https://dangerouslyawesome.com/2018/01/towards-a-more-diverse-and-inclusive-coworking-community/

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On Jan 25, 2018, 9:30 AM -0500, Jason McVetta <[email protected]>, wrote:

I'm so very very glad the culture here is such that people manage to treat each other civilly, without the imposition of an authoritarian "code of conduct".

> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 12:39 AM, Alex Hillman <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Here's a screenshot of our membership agreement, which has been evolved with contributions and suggestions over the years and borrowed by many spaces (with attribution, preferably): https://dangerouslyawesome.com/snaps/screencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join-1516815300754.png
> >
> > The most recent addition is a more explicit Code of Conduct, which is still a work in progress but a pretty significant addition for us. It, too, was a collaborative process but the real driving force was one of doubling down on explicitly inviting diversity and inclusion by saying "if you're here, you belong here, and we're prepared to help protect that together".
> >
> > -Alex
> >
> >
> > ------------------
> > The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.
> > Better Coworkers: http://indyhall.org
> > Weekly Coworking Tips: http://coworkingweekly.com
> > My Audiobook: https://theindyhallway.com/ten
> >
> > > On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 5:20 AM, Teodora Todirica <[email protected]> wrote:
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > Is somebody here that is willing to help with some internal rules for coworking spaces? Like a list that could be attached to the contract and maybe something printable to put it on the walls.
> > > > I found something on the group but the subject is since 2008, I want something more up-to- date.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Teodora, Romania
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And I’ll add to my last post; we didn’t do the CoC because something bad happened. Rather, we regularly get the feedback that we are one of the warmest and most welcoming coworking communities anyone has ever visited.

We added this new tool because even when you’re really good, there are always ways to be better.

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On Jan 25, 2018, 9:30 AM -0500, Jason McVetta <[email protected]>, wrote:

I'm so very very glad the culture here is such that people manage to treat each other civilly, without the imposition of an authoritarian "code of conduct".

> On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 12:39 AM, Alex Hillman <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Here's a screenshot of our membership agreement, which has been evolved with contributions and suggestions over the years and borrowed by many spaces (with attribution, preferably): https://dangerouslyawesome.com/snaps/screencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join-1516815300754.png
> >
> > The most recent addition is a more explicit Code of Conduct, which is still a work in progress but a pretty significant addition for us. It, too, was a collaborative process but the real driving force was one of doubling down on explicitly inviting diversity and inclusion by saying "if you're here, you belong here, and we're prepared to help protect that together".
> >
> > -Alex
> >
> >
> > ------------------
> > The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.
> > Better Coworkers: http://indyhall.org
> > Weekly Coworking Tips: http://coworkingweekly.com
> > My Audiobook: https://theindyhallway.com/ten
> >
> > > On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 5:20 AM, Teodora Todirica <[email protected]> wrote:
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > Is somebody here that is willing to help with some internal rules for coworking spaces? Like a list that could be attached to the contract and maybe something printable to put it on the walls.
> > > > I found something on the group but the subject is since 2008, I want something more up-to- date.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > > Teodora, Romania
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On Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 3:46:32 PM UTC+1, Alex Hillman wrote:

*“I'm so very very glad the culture here is such that people manage to
treat each other civilly, without the imposition of an authoritarian "code
of conduct".”*

I’ll encourage you to take another close read of that blog post I linked
(and linked again below) because had the exact same point of view, until I
realized how much happened that I wasn’t seeing, and how many people have
responded (often privately, for a variety of reasons) with specific stories
about interactions that came from surprising sources.

It’s very easy to feel like everyone is civil and respectful when you’re
the one on the receiving end of it. I was totally blind to the people in
our community who weren’t, until we created a channel for them to talk
about it.

I was ESPECIALLY concerned about policing behaviors. Our first line of
action is to listen and support. We encourage members to talk to each other
about conflicts, and support them in productive ways to resolve it if they
choose to.

What I realized was how many people didn’t even realize what they were
doing or saying to others was hurtful, and they actually WANTED to change
or avoid making the mistake again.

It took me a while to really wrap my head around this, but I’m so glad I
did and the positive impact it’s had is already measurable. That’s why I
wrote about the lessons I had to learn to get to that point here:

*https://dangerouslyawesome.com/2018/01/towards-a-more-diverse-and-inclusive-coworking-community/*
<https://dangerouslyawesome.com/2018/01/towards-a-more-diverse-and-inclusive-coworking-community/>

On Jan 25, 2018, 9:30 AM -0500, Jason McVetta <[email protected] > <javascript:>>, wrote:

I'm so very very glad the culture here is such that people manage to treat
each other civilly, without the imposition of an authoritarian "code of
conduct".

On Thu, Jan 25, 2018 at 12:39 AM, Alex Hillman <[email protected] > <javascript:>> wrote:

Here's a screenshot of our membership agreement, which has been evolved
with contributions and suggestions over the years and borrowed by many
spaces (with attribution, preferably):
https://dangerouslyawesome.com/snaps/screencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join-1516815300754.png
<https://mltrk.io/link/https%3A%2F%2Fdangerouslyawesome.com%2Fsnaps%2Fscreencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join-1516815300754.png/qfzjYpuqIW0qKgcqKqaj>

The most recent addition is a more explicit Code of Conduct, which is
still a work in progress but a pretty significant addition for us. It, too,
was a collaborative process but the real driving force was one of doubling
down on explicitly inviting diversity and inclusion
<https://mltrk.io/link/https%3A%2F%2Fdangerouslyawesome.com%2F2018%2F01%2Ftowards-a-more-diverse-and-inclusive-coworking-community%2F/qfzjYpuqIW0qKgcqKqaj> by
saying *"if you're here, you belong here, and we're prepared to help
protect that together"*.

-Alex

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*The #1 mistake in community building is doing it by yourself.*
Better Coworkers: http://indyhall.org
Weekly Coworking Tips: http://coworkingweekly.com
My Audiobook: https://theindyhallway.com/ten

On Wed, Jan 24, 2018 at 5:20 AM, Teodora Todirica <[email protected] >> <javascript:>> wrote:

Hello,

Is somebody here that is willing to help with some internal rules for
coworking spaces? Like a list that could be attached to the contract and
maybe something printable to put it on the walls.
I found something on the group but the subject is since 2008, I want
something more up-to- date.

Thanks,
Teodora, Romania

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