This month in workplace news, we’re noticing a trend toward the prioritization of community when creating work environments. Companies are adding parks, trails and scenic locations and altering workspace shapes and sizes to make for a more communal workday.
- More community and nature to balance high-speed expansion
In our last news update, we talked about Google’s expansion plan to “bring the outside in” with greenhouse-like buildings. Now, according to a LA Times article by Queenie Wong, Facebook is also trying to counteract the increase in cement as it grows, with expansion plans that include a rooftop park. Facebook should not only focus on maintaining a balance with nature, but also maintaining a balance with its community of employees. Expansion may result in employees in the newer buildings feeling isolated from the rest of the company – we’ve seen this first hand. Creating a sense of connectedness using agile workspace management and digital collaboration tools will be critical as businesses who tout their culture expand across several physical locations.
- Self-containment or bifurcation? What’s your strategy?
- What Google should do in sight of lost expansion options in MV