June 10, 2011
Wild Office Spaces
Whether working from home or in an office, a truly productive workspace can inspire ideas to make a company better and even increase productivity. Not only that, but offices can reflect a brand as well and help sell your product.
Sixty-five percent of surveyed workers say the design and layout of their workplace is extremely important to them, and more than 90 percent indicate the quality of their work environment affects their attitude about their job, according to a study.
How do other companies spruce up their space?
Miami-based PR company brpr has an outside conference room wired with phone and internet access so employees can soak up the sun while they
close deals. Feeling green? Digital media and technology company Mashable shows how to construct shelves out of cardboard for versatility.
Displaying artwork, posting project progress for employees to see and creating a common lounge area for brainstorming can help the creative juices flow, says Creativity at Work.
Businesses don’t need to spend big bucks to make their offices look great. For example, this architecture firm takes advantage of natural light, while Lego’s consistent style keeps the team focused. Find more wild offices here – from Google to Facebook.
Bonus PINK Link: Break room got a case of the blahs? Here’s how to update the office kitchen.
By Muriel Vega
"Design is intelligence made visible.” Alina Wheeler