What makes a good office?

Closed up, grid offices are a thing of the past, open offices with exciting breakout spaces are the next big thing. With companies now pouring a large portion of their business development budget into office design, it is obvious that culture-oriented company, Facebook, is leading the pack with its 8 storey office, taking up a big chunk of the newly built South Beach Tower. Here is what it takes to keep your employees in the office:

 

1. Micro-kitchens at every level

Fully stocked and ready for maximum consumption
Fully stocked and ready for maximum consumption

2. Natural finishes for comfort

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Despite the posh location, the use of natural materials takes you back to the comfort of a home

3. Large windows with spectacular views

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Invest in a location with good views, it goes a long way in keeping the team looking far ahead

 
4. Informal gathering spots for casual meetings

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With breakout spaces popping up at every corner, employees are encouraged to work at their own comfort level

5. Meeting rooms with memorable names

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Suddenly it becomes easier to navigate around the office when rooms have names like “Bo Jio” and “Into the Rabbit’s Hole”, as compared to “Room MR01-02”