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A Look Inside Salesforce Tower

Salesforce Tower, the tallest office building west of Chicago and the 61-story centerpiece of our HQ urban campus, opened its doors to the first …

10 Essentials of the Most Successful Companies’ Break Rooms | Inc.com

Break rooms are an often overlooked feature of the workplace that can actually be counterproductive if used improperly. Break rooms are so named because they're intended to encourage a mental and physical break from the daily races of the office, but there are many other ways you can make your …

Employment

Salesforce moved into a new $1 billion skyscraper in San Francisco, and the offices are unlike anything we've seen

There's no place like home. That is, unless you work in the newly opened Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, where employees at Salesforce's new global headquarters may never want to leave.<p>The building, the tallest office tower west of the Mississippi River, opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony …

San Francisco

Report: U.S. workers hate ‘open’ office spaces

Would you change jobs to find a less annoying workspace?According to survey data collected by Bospar PR, it would appear many of us would—especially …

The Workplace

Facebook's Utopia, Our Nightmare: Open Offices Are Destroying Productivity

The open office was an exciting innovation in 1900, and people didn't like it then, either.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For as long as there have been businesses in operation, leaders have been looking for ways to boost productivity in the workplace. In …

Why being deskbound is bad for us

15 Office Design Tricks That Will Increase Your Productivity at Work

Where you work has an enormous impact on how you work – on your ability to focus (and stay focused) and your overall ability to be productive. That …

Open-Plan Offices Create Extra Stress for Women, Say Scientists

The corporate fishbowl forces women to be overly beauty-conscious and to suppress their natural emotions.<p>A few months ago, I suggested that open-plan offices create plausible deniability for sexual harassment. And, last week, I pointed out that air conditioning in most open-plan offices is …

Hate Open Plan Offices? Here's What's Coming Next

Hold your nose. The era of the desk-less office is about to begin.<p>Observation: there's no dumb idea that can't be made worse and that's especially true with one of the dumbest ideas of all time, the open plan office.<p>Quick recap: there's a near-total lack of scientific evidence that open plan …

How Can You Make Your Open Office Less Miserable? This Weird-Looking Chair Might Be the Secret

If you can't concentrate, you can't get work done.<p>Has the productivity-killing, sickness-spreading and frankly-just-irritating virus spread to your workplace yet?<p>I'm talking about open offices.<p>Their popularity has spread like wildfire, infecting offices across the nation. According to <i>BBC</i><i>,</i> 70 …

Here's What Happens When You Take Away Dedicated Desks for Employees

Office design as we know it is evolving to include more flexible options. But what happens when you don't have enough seats for everyone?<p>Recent years have brought a lot of changes to the office, particularly as technology grows and younger generations begin to eclipse older employees. One trend …

If You Still Need Cubicles In Your Office, Here's How to Keep Them Modern and Fresh

The butt of all office jokes may be up against dynamic office design layouts, but here are some tips to keep cubicles thriving in your modern workplace.<p>Not every business operates best in an open office environment. Some industry regulations require a certain level of privacy, and some offices …

The company behind TurboTax figured out how to prevent birds from crashing into its new building — take a look

But with its newest addition to the Mountain View, California, campus, Intuit shows it can hold its own among neighbors Google, LinkedIn, and Quora.<p>Building 20, completed in October, brings contemporary design and sustainable practices to the HQ — including exterior windows that cleverly prevent …

Amazon Selects LA for $5 Billion HQ2

Over the next nine years, Amazon will hire as many as 50,000 employees with an annual payroll of over $5 billion, an average of more than $100,000 …

Exploring the Hottest Office Design Trends of 2018 - Greener on the Inside

In today’s world, it’s important to have an office space that functions according to your businesses needs and enhances the performance of those who …

Living Rooms

What Will the Workplace of the Future Look Like?

What does the future hold for workplace technology, office layout and company culture? Experts weighed in on what the American workplace will look …

A Workplace That Works: Designing a Productive Office

Inspire your employees with a productive workplace that still offers space to relax.

Where Are You Gonna Work Today? The Death of the 8-Hour Desk.

Have you considered having your office receptionist do double duty as your company barista?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over half a century ago, companies began converting private offices into open workspaces. The move seemed like a good way to save money, because it …

The Return of the Cubicle? Individual Workspaces Are Coming Back | Inc.com

During this year's NeoCon, the most influential and popular trade show for commercial design, it was clear that companies are making big shifts to take care of their employees through better office design. From smart furniture that supports an employee's health and wellness goals in real time, to …

This Office Design Trend Is Causing a Privacy Crisis. Here's What It Means for You

From tiny startups to large corporations to co-working models, this office design plan is sacrificing privacy for the sake of trendiness.<p>The appeal of an open office design originally seemed harmless. Imagine: open offices with lines of clean and minimalist modular workstations with modest privacy …

8 Office Design Trends That Will Dominate in 2018

Your employees spend a lot of time in the office on any given working day – maybe even more time than they do at home. That said, having a sense of …

Why C-Suite Office Space Is Being Pared Down - Facilities Management Commercial Office Facilities Feature

Interiors PAGE<p>Less opulence, more practical - that is the MO these days for executive suites.<p><i>By Maryellen Lo Bosco</i><p>A variety of factors is driving the …

C-suite Leadership

Collaborative space or concentration breaker: do open-plan offices work?

The tic-a-tac of keyboards and the hum of telephone conversations have come to typify the modern work experience as businesses have increasingly …

Frank Lloyd Wright

Wellness Programs Average a 6:1 ROI

<i>Today, most people take a keen interest in their health. They read nutrition labels, try to limit unhealthful foods, and enjoy weekend walks. In the</i> …

9 Indespensible Workplace Design Developments for 2018

While there will be many reporting the design trends for the year ahead, it's important that we think beyond the basic workplace trends that will be …

Inside Amazon’s Giant Spheres, Where Workers Chill in a Mini Rainforest

There Are Apparently Zero Scientifically-Proven Benefits to Open Plan Offices | Inc.com

A recent Harvard Business Review article quoted Facebook's "Chief People Officer" on the company's new 430,000 square foot open plan office:<p>"It really creates an environment where people can collaborate; they can innovate together. There's a lot of spontaneity in the way people bump into each …

Scientific Research

The Future of the Office: 7 Innovative Ways Companies Are Changing the Workplace

Check out seven interesting ways companies are changing their workspaces to inspire productivity and …

Scotiabank Gets a Fun and Inspiring Place to Work Courtesy of IA Interior Architects

The Toronto office of IA Interior Architects, in collaboration with their New York office, completed the new Toronto offices of Scotiabank. The …

Smart, New, Agile, and Activity-Based: Six Examples of Your Future Office

Is your office Smart? Is it New? How about Agile? Is it Activity-based? These are all questions that might sound ridiculous at first glance, but upon …