How often have you sat at your desk and stared out the window at a storm approaching, a weaver making a nest or simply the trees and greenery outside?
You’re not alone. Product developer Daniel Zeller was so bored of being cooped up inside his office duringNorway’s cold winter days that he created the Terrarium Desktop.
Based on garden furniture designs, Daniel used glass panels and rustic wood to really give it a natural look and feel. Because the plants are placed inside a drawer, they’re easy to water and care for throughout the year, while soft lighting enhances the working environment, creates a soothing atmosphere for employees and regulates the temperature within the terrarium.
This isn’t just a great aesthetic creation though. Research has shown that incorporating plants into an office space leads to higher productivity and less stress. The Terrarium Desktop is a compact and simple option to motivating and relaxing employees – which naturally leads to a more productive, happier workplace. ‘Living’ desks and tables are even being used in other areas of offices such as reception areas, helping create a completely different atmosphere for customers and guests.
The Terrarium Desktop is just another product that proves that greener offices and homes are a way of the future.
6 Companies With Amazing Office Layouts To Inspire Your Office Redesign
Wide open spaces, a petting zoo, a napping space? What will it take to make your employees stay forever?
Creating the perfect office environment is a major challenge for new and experienced entrepreneurs alike. Your workplace environment affects the morale of every member of your team, including you, and is responsible for forming that important first impression of every prospective client who walks in the door.
But rather than sit and speculate about how to make your office better, why not look to some great examples of companies that have already mastered it?
Throughout the following examples, you’ll see the following principles in action:
- Adherence to brand values and personality. First, every office seems to “fit” with the overall culture and personality of the brand offering it. This provides the groundwork for better team cohesion and establishes a more powerful identity for the company.
- Sensory experiences. There are interesting sights, sounds and even pleasant smells, making each office seem both unique and welcoming. Small environmental changes here can make a big difference.
- Comfort and convenience. Finally, most of these office designs aim to make life more comfortable and convenient for these businesses’ employees. Comfort and convenience lead to higher employee retention and better on-the-job performance.
Now let’s dig into six companies whose offices make work more appealing to everyone involved:
- Carbon Black
- Domino’s Pizza
10 Examples Of Companies With Fantastic Cultures
Looking to boost employee retention and happiness at your business? Follow in the footsteps of these 10 companies.
Having great company culture is no longer just an option. Today’s workers consider it as much as they consider salary and benefits. In fact, fantastic company culture is almost expected along with other traditional benefits.
While the culture that works for one company might not work for another, you can learn a lot from companies who are doing it right, and get started on company culture hacks of your own.
(Slideshow) Bizarre Buildings
From a germ-free building to one built in a bomb shelter, we take a look at some of the strangest yet functional buildings around the world.
The Bubble Building. This inflatable, antibacterial building was designed to keep out germs in the Shanghai city centre. While it may resemble a giant jumping castle, if built it will provide an ultra-clean office space.
The building could be created using inflatables made of white antibacterial nylon that are placed around the exterior of an ordinary office building.