Have you ever woken up and felt reluctant to go to work? Do you feel bored at work and sometimes need something to play around with, it’s a sign that something might actually be wrong at your workplace especially when you are fully prepared to face the day at your office. One of the factors that help increase productivity at workplace is how conducive the working environment is. Most corporate offices are composed of bare beige walls, dated technology, fluorescent lights, drawers, cabinets and the dreaded cube farm but gone are the days when offices were unattractive cubicles, often painted with white paint lit by white fluorescent lights. Great companies like Google, Box, Facebook and even Pixar that have demonstrated tremendous success can still be achieved despite their unconventional working environment. A lot of people are beginning to understand and embrace the idea that creative work environment helps stimulate minds and inspire innovation. No wonder Cool office spaces tend to be more common among tech companies, it has now become a part of the Industry’s culture.
As Samantha Zupan, a Glassdoor spokesperson puts it
“Creating a cool office space can and should reflect a company’s culture, It can be a sense of pride for employees and an attractive selling point to recruits. Depending on how you design the workplace, it can offer a host of benefits. For example, an area with video games gives employees a chance to decompress and not focus on work for a little while, or a meeting area that’s filled with colour and interesting structures could help stir up employees’ creative juices.”
If you’re trying to bring in a bit of personality into where you spend most of your day, why not take a look at the images below:
Here are Some Playful [and not so playful] Office Spaces You can Choose From
1) Dropbox (San Francisco, California.)
IMAGE: BRUCE DAMONTE
3) Box (Los Altos, California.)
Box’s California office doesn’t really look like a workplace, at least not the usual white walls we’re used to.
Image courtesy of Box.
4) Evernote (Redwood City, California.)
Pretty much like Oval office
8) LivingSocial (Washington, D.C.)
9) LivePerson (New York, N.Y.)