Office workers want to be comfortable and productive at work, and they all have different ideas on how to accomplish that goal. Some want to sit. Others want to stand. Some want privacy for focused work. Others want open space for collaborative work. Still others want comfy-cozy nooks where they can curl up with a laptop. Some want it all, and office design gurus are eager to oblige.
Business magazine Inc. published its fifth annual list of “World’s Coolest Offices” on its website on September 16, showcasing what it calls “some of the most beautiful, innovative, and just straight-up amazing company headquarters and startup offices in the world.” The publication also highlights how trends come and go. For example, the Inc. article says RIP to an earlier trend called “hot desking,” a setup in which workers don’t have assigned desks; instead they can bring a laptop and “plunk it anywhere.”