Top 3 Coolest Office Spaces Ever
True fact: Most of us spend most of our time at the workplace. Unless you’re one of the lucky telecommuters out there, you can count on spending at least 40 hours (or more) at the office every week. If you’re spending that time in a cubicle, you’re missing out on the latest trends in office design that include everything from enhanced relaxation spaces to exercise courts.
Today, the interior design of an office is viewed as an extension of your brand. A unique office space helps foster an organizational culture of innovation. And for companies that recognize this, the sky is the limit on innovation.
Here are some of the coolest, sleekest, and most employee-friendly offices around the world.
Comvert S.r.l.‘s store and office space features a full-length skateboard pit at the top of their building. Housed in a renovated cinema, this awesome office boasts graffiti on the walls and furniture on wheels. Since the company sells skateboard apparel, the office tie in makes perfect sense.
ThinkGarden, another Italian company, has brought nature indoors to create a lush, calming employee environment filled with all sorts of greenery. There’s even a putting green in the lobby! Workspaces are offset by hammocks around the building, creating the perfect blend of relaxation and productivity.
Inventionland is a business incubator for ideas in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Work spaces are unbeliebably creative — each office has a unique theme, from a pirate ship complete with water to a treehouse. There are currently 16 themes that span across the corporate headquarters. And theme is geared toward a different type of business, like the Nursery Nook. If this place doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, nothing will.
Then there’s Canadian-based Corus Entertainment. Corus inspires their creative teams by housing them in exciting and interactive offices that include big screen TVs, slides, five-story walls of green space, and playground-themed collaborative work zones. Corporate board meetings are held on tables shaped like hockey rinks.
These are a just few examples worldwide of employers who are embracing the idea that a cool workplace design can create an organizational culture in which employees want to excel. These companies understand that an open-floor plan fosters employee communication and innovation.