“Where do you come up with your best ideas?” We gave this question to nine employees from different companies. And the result? There is no universal creativity hub. Some get inspired on the way from lunch, some in the meeting room and some in the office “jungle.”
The good news is that office people are a class of their own. The bad news is that we are talking about a school class. When in school, you cannot wait to be part of the free world only to find out that an office environment is in fact just like school. See for yourself:
They were a must of every office. Firms could not make it without them. Today, they are obsolete. Let’s think back about the threesome that defined a workplace 10 years ago. What are the key elements of today’s offices? And what will be the most important in 10 years?
Heading off on a vacation that’s already feeling too short? Break convention with a bold autoreply email—you can take the ones here for inspiration. You just might find that by day two, your vacation has gone permanent. Because you’ve been fired!
Office newspeak? Corporate bullshit? Linguistic thriftiness goes hand in hand with the pressure for workplace efficiency. Abbreviations for English business phrases and industry phrases have become so natural for us Czechs that in many cases we don’t even bother to seek Czech equivalents.