How much can we learn from our disruptive friends when it comes to transforming our typical or some might say outdated work environment. Google, Facebook, Amazon and the others all seem to have created workplaces that are proven catalysts for collaboration and creativity.
We certainly need to look at Twitter’s in house yoga room, Google’s in house massage's, and similar concepts to see what fits insurance. Can we go as far as offering 20% of an employee’s time purely for working on their own creations like Google? I'm sure once we get this right the innovation growth in our industry will be exponential.
Clive Wilkinson, the architect was commissioned to create an open space to encourage collaboration, while allowing workers to concentrate when necessary. At Facebook, meanwhile, staff are given a budget to personalise their workspaces. The firm has christened this practice “space hacking”. Stanford, Frederick Olmsted, believed in the power of openness. Another obligatory and seemingly frivolous feature of any successful tech-start-up nowadays is the games room: pool tables, ping-pong, a pinball machine. And yet, say experts, this appeal to the youthful sensibilities of Silicon Valley staffers is also an aid to creativity, helping them to get in touch with their childlike imagination and instincts. Offering leisure activities on site, of course, has the dual benefit of keeping workers at work for longer. Google has been celebrated for the time it allows employee's to devote to personal projects while on the clock.