However, if you look past WeWork’s business model and value proposition, there lies a story that’s been told for decades, or maybe even centuries, about large segments of customers looking for a solution to a problem, for which the founders have stumbled on and can uniquely address.

Embarrassingly, the deal valued WeWork at a paltry $5 billion.

Steve King has a unique perspective on shared workspace trends.
As the company recently opens its latest offering in Bourke Street Melbourne (designed in-house), Alice Blackwood speaks to Balder Tol, the General Manager Australia, to hear what makes the start-up so successful. To begin with, the coronavirus has forced the global economy into a near-total shutdown.

And from a business perspective, there is reason for concern. A place you join as an individual, 'me', but where you become part of a greater 'we'. WeWork has become a massive commercial operation, tapping into the growing ‘freelancer’ workforce. Partner at Emergent Research, King focuses on the future of work, the workplace, small and micro businesses and independent workers.By pulling these all together, King and his team provide valuable insight into the growth and evolution of the coworking industry. Value Proposition of WeWork Business Model So, the first innovation of WeWork business model was in the value proposition block. When we started WeWork in 2010, we wanted to build more than beautiful, shared office spaces. WeWork Business model canvas from www.businessmodelgeneration.com PROPOSITION DEVALEUR RELATION CLIENT SEGMENTS CLIENTS CANAUX STRUCTURE DE COÛTS FLUX DE REVENUS RESSOURCES CLES ACTIVITES CLESPARTENAIRES CLES Open space Bureaux privés Salles de conférence Lieu branché pour les leaders et entrepreneurs innovants Relation personnalisée Leaders et entrepreneurs innovants Site WeWork … Finally, WeWork indefinitely delayed its IPO in 2019. Community is our catalyst.

WeWork’s greatest value proposition is also its Achilles’ heel. Location, Location, Location. Unpacking WeWork’s Working Method. WeWork runs a membership model that gets monetized via a set of packages which include ancillary value-added products and services to enable companies to scale or shrink their workspace on-demand.WeWork defined its revenue model space-as-a-service claimed to be more scalable than a traditional commercial real estate.. Let’s see what it all means, to make sense of it. The value proposition canvas is an extension of the business model canvas with a focus on customer profile and value map.

The company decided to offer hot desks and open spaces in addition to private offices and all of them for flexible monthly rent terms.

WeWork’s Latest Value Proposition is the Oldest Trick in the Book Published on April 26, 2017 - By Cecilia Amador Just yesterday, WeWork announced via its blog a their new ‘WeWork Services Store’, which they describe as a “brand-new integrated hub for business services that gives members the freedom to do what they love without the hassles of traditional business management.” It requires you to observe what the customer actually wants and then design a value proposition which will sell.. A place where we’re redefining success measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line.

WeWork provides members with space, community, and services through physical and virtual offerings. In other words, its value plunged by over 80% in a few months. Deciding on your unique selling proposition (USP) as a key aspect of every coworking business model means picking out what should work best in the area your facility caters for. Sure, WeWork’s story is a unique one in a very unique space. The answer is absolutely, like there are with any big, disruptive concepts. It includes two elements – customer profile to observe the target market, and value map to design the value proposition of the offering. Are there obstacles to communicating the value proposition of shared space to companies?

Communicating the Value Proposition . New coworking starts were down 75% in the fourth quarter of 2019, and I’ve since spoken to a few VCs who invested in the sector. The flexibility given for start-ups to move in and move out anytime hurts long-term stability. A fashion/design startup will have an address in W Broadway, SoHo, even though it is still moderately funded and young. Tour and sell space to new members by articulating WeWork’s value proposition and mission. We wanted to build a community. A small CPA office can have a presence at Bryant Park, smack in the middle of NYC midtown. WeWork has an arguably strong value proposition, but the business case and economics are much less clear.

But as bad as 2019 was for WeWork, 2020 is shaping up to be even worse.