There’ s no place like work

Organisations are increasingly paying greater attention to what goes into their offices, as well as what comes out, writes Dominic Rodgers

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Competition to recruit the best talent in business is increasing in every sector. Companies are looking for creative solutions to problems in an effort to grow their market share. At the same time, the emphasis on productivity has never been stronger.

No Picnic offices Elding Oscarson

No Picnic offices Elding Oscarson

Individuals, however, may be striving for a better work-life balance, and more and more people are opting to work from home, or follow their personal passions and pursue their dreams. Whether this is through starting up their own business or spending more time with their families, there has never been a greater need for businesses to rethink their working environments.

Google office campus Dublin, Camenzind Evolution

Google office campus Dublin, Camenzind Evolution


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In an effort to make the office a place where staff want to spend time, enlightened companies are collaborating with artists, designers and architects to develop workplaces that attract the best people to do their best work – and enjoy it.

Google offices Tel Aviv, Camenzind Evolution

Google offices Tel Aviv, Camenzind Evolution

“The value of a creative working environment is all about getting every employee to develop his or her talent and to get the courage to use it,” says Peter Sahlin, from pS Arkitektur. “Our design creates opportunities to develop and thrive, which has positive domino effects on its employees and the company as a whole, regardless of industry.”

Google office campus Dublin

Google office campus Dublin

It’s not just about making people feel at home, there are other challenges as well. Different characters thrive in different types of space, but need to be able to work together easily. How can an office environment cater for different moods and working disciplines, at the same time as maintaining the company’s character and values.

Skype offices Stockholm, ps Arkitektur

Skype offices Stockholm, ps Arkitektur

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We have collected some examples of creative, inviting and inspiring offices to encourage more businesses to make their offices more exciting places to be – and create.

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