Creative and Playful Office Spaces, Happier Productive Employees

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An
independent 2006 U.S. Workplace Survey reported 65% of workers asked said design
and layout of
Office ideas puzzle carpet
their workplace is “extremely” or “very” important to them and
more than 90% said the quality of their working environment affects their
attitude about their work. They published Ten Tips: Creative space at the
office
. The NY Times article Do Happier People Work Harder? states, "Gallup estimates the cost of America’s disengagement crisis at a staggering $300 billion in lost productivity annually. When people don’t care about their jobs or their employers, they don’t show up consistently, they produce less, or their work quality suffers." Employers and employees spend most of their waking hours at work, it should be in spaces that lift one's spirit, not drag down.

Bob
Wann, President of Patch Products, said that his first move as President was to
have the offices
Office idea lego table redecorated in a more playful way to reflect what they did as
a company. Radio Flyer has a giant wagon out front and fun wall murals inside.
Hasbro has Mr. Potato Head welcoming visitors and workers. Crayola has crayons tumbling from their rooftop. IDEO is known for
their creative work/play spaces.

I’ve
been collecting creative, cool and functional products and ideas for office
spaces and posting to
Office pic the board room pinterest http://pinterest.com/marycouzin/creative-fun-office-ideas/.
What are some of your favorite playful creative company decors?  Our industry of all industries should be known
for their playful and creative office spaces! 

2 thoughts

  1. Hi Chris,
    Love to see the pictures to post to pinterest! Please send me links that I can pin from. I didn’t see them on your website.
    Maybe one day I can see your offices in person…
    O&U!
    Mary

  2. Great post Mary! I formerly worked for a company in Southern California called JMP Creative, and the offices there are truly incredible. The board room is an alien space ship for goodness sake! Anyways a unique and worthy addition to your pinterest board…

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