You know those mornings when at the strike of six the sun starts threatening a muggy 35 °C day, and your forehead beads up just thinking about how sticky and sweaty you’ll be that evening? Meanwhile the long, hot pants and suit staring at you from your chair aren’t helping your mood either. Right now you might be saying, “Sure wish I was a freelancer at home in my underwear.”
A day in the office as every other. A lunch break is long past and 5 p.m. still far away. And a colleague next to the table can’t help himself with clicking his pen. Click, click, click. Are you thinking of a gun? Just do your thing!
How are folks pedaling along in the different parts of Europe? We asked five people about their experiences with riding their bike, or even their scooter, to work. What advantages and disadvantages does motor-free transport present for them? What’s the ride like in different European metropolises? And how well is cycling supported by employers? Join us in taking inspiration from them and let your car take a well-deserved rest in its garage.
Kiwi.com is one of the most go-getting startups not only in the Czech Republic, but also within the European “pond.” In autumn of 2016, this company moved out of an art-nouveau villa into modern offices at Campus Science Park. When you come to visit it, Katka and Šárka are among the first to greet you.
You should evaluate the quality of your office based both on what it adds and on what it can subtract—the distractions it can remove from developers, architects, and designers. Eliminating distractions maximizes their workplace comfort from the standpoint of all of their senses. (Unfortunately not even the best architects can rid themselves of distracting workmates...)
Perhaps you get the feeling that your boss wants to kill you because… (add depending on the current problem). But it is the actual work that is threatening your life. Even the work you pretend to do! In Japan about 10,000 people have already become victims to death apparently from overwork.