Great teamwork needs great architecture

Despite all the advantages of virtual working and teleworking most people would agree we still need to physically meet our colleagues to some extent. The most likely place for these meetings to happen is a ‘bricks and mortar’ office.

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The bad news is that most offices are total disasters from the viewpoint of inspiring great work.

The Guardian reviews Alan de Botton’s latest book The Architecture of Happiness.

De Botton describes how a new survey reveals that 30% of workers in the UK are depressed by the architecture of their offices.

He concludes:

“In an age when one has to harness workers' emotional sympathies rather than merely their physical strengths, an ugly office comes to seem like a false economy indeed. Housing an organisation in a beautiful office could be the ultimate form of hard-headed common sense.”


The only other point to add is to make sure the virtual architecture for teamwork is beautiful too!

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To whom it may concern,

Could you please give me more details about the building which is in the picture above.

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Roderick camilleri

 


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