One of the most intriguing aspect of coworking that drew me to the concept was the ability to work in an environment that eliminated the internal  competition and most importantly, eliminated politics.  The article below states this very well and goes on to explain why individuals thrive in coworking spaces.  

"First, unlike a traditional office, coworking spaces consist of members who work for a range of different companies, ventures, and projects. Because there is little direct competition or internal politics, they don’t feel they have to put on a work persona to fit in. Working amidst people doing different kinds of work can also make one’s own work identity stronger. Our respondents were given the opportunity to frequently describe what they do, which can make what they do seem more interesting and distinctive."
Harvard Business Review