Is your office as dull as dishwater, as exciting as watching paint dry or as interesting as a PowerPoint presentation on bus timetables circa 1956? Lazy penguins can sympathise.
Most offices have the pizzazz of a damp patch on a wall – but some go the extra mile to keep their staff motivated and entertained. Why bother, you might ask yourself. Well, if you have a cool, breezy workplace filled with office plants, games and a stylish design, your staff will be cheerier and more likely to increase the quality of their work. So if you’re looking to make your office supercool, where can you look for inspiration? For a start, try some of these fantastic offices.
The BBC’s offices have always been known for their interesting and iconic architecture. From the patrician-like appeal of their first headquarters to their gargantuan (and now defunct) studios in the centre of London, people the world over could tell you the location of this venerable state broadcaster.
But their Salford branch has its feet placed firmly in the 21st century. Collaboration pods and security guards armed with Segways fill this modern and ecologically-conscious space.
Hootsuite is an all-in-one social media tool that’s raked in millions. And the company’s offices represent the peak of internet cool.
Formerly a police headquarters in Vancouver, their office features a yoga studio and a nap room for employees to feel relaxed and breezy. It’s a workplace to study if you want staff to keep their zen-like calm intact.
Mediacom, a vast media agency, have placed their focus on office design that’ll fire the creative synapses of their workers. Their colourful Sydney offices feature red British phone boxes and knitted socks around vast timber poles.
It’s a useful case study on how to keep a creative workplace shooting on all cylinders. So keep your office looking ace and you won’t suffer employees in the doldrums.