I recently watched a great video from Inc. about Menlo Innovations, a software development company in Ann Arbor, MI. It was about the way this unique company set their workspace. There are no walls, no offices, and no desks per se. Even the CEO sits at a table among the staff. The video is about three minutes, so check it out and let us know what you think. Click the picture below.
How against the grain is that?! I would like you to answer any or all of the questions below.
- Is this just over the top for your office?
- Could you see an environment where a lack of “barriers” could make the team stronger?
- Would you be willing to give up your office if it made your company more successful?
- Is this all too awkward and uncomfortable?