Implementing Social Capital in your day-by-day life


Seats2meet has been working with Social Capital for over ten years now. Since then we have learned the balance between social capital, how to optimize it and how to generate more. Beyond that, we have been observing the increasing value of it as the sharing economy grows as well. Unfortunately, the value of Social Capital is not as visible as cryptocurrencies for instance. But believe me, it is there. So here are a few tips on how to make use of it in your day-by-day.

Know your abundance

At Seats2meet we only share what we have in abundance. That means what we already have, and it’s not in use. So take some time to think, what are the talents and skills that you have that are not being put to use but could help people? Not only talents or abilities. The sharing economy has proven that you can share anything you have in abundance. You can share your stuff in Peerby, your extra workspace in your home on S2M for locals or a Sofa on Couchsurfing, your car on Snappcar and many other platforms.

What are your values?

You don’t have to share every abundance you have in your life. It’s ok to be willing to share your car, but not your extra bedroom, and the other way around. It’s also ok to choose who you are sharing your abundance with, to what purpose? At Seats2meet we share it with anyone, but with the condition that they are willing to share their social capital as well, to create connection and thus, transformation. So what is your purpose?

Spread the word

You don’t have to shout to the whole world. You can start small. Let your friends and family know what you want to share and offer the people you know that might need it. Seats2meet started with only one table with a bit more than 20 seats. Now, after ten years later, we facilitate more than 200 locations worldwide on sharing their abundance and provide thousands of workspace seats to coworkers, connections, and transformation. So don’t be afraid to start small, you never know where it is going to take you!