"Coworking": how did it all start? The term was contrived by Brad Neuberg who was the visionary of the space-sharing movement in 2005. He had the ideology of building a co-working community, where different businesses share a single workspace, “working together as equals”. From what started off as a trend to becoming mainstream, co-working spaces have been altering the way people work. It has become a desirable solution for office space in today's workforce.