Coffee comes first. And coffee is actually the foundation around which many new offices’ interiors are shaped. You’ll even find coffee mentioned in every fourth job ad, and employee productivity is stunted not only by procrastination, but also by procaffeination: the pathological delaying of duties until after coffee time.
How do the Czech and Swedish working environments and working worlds differ? We’ve called in Petra Machartová for answers. She’s been working on office innovations at the Skanska headquarters in Stockholm since January of this year.
Jan Kurz and his wife Zuzana founded KURZ Architects studio three years ago, after finishing their degrees. They design houses and commercial spaces that have won awards in competitions assessing the leading edge in Czech office design. The pair themselves, meanwhile, have “escaped” the city and live in solitude among the Novohradské hills.
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Michal Pohludka writes about work at multinationals. With a detached view, humor, and the kind of empathy you’ll only rarely see in a top manager. “Hungarians don’t quite love work, but they know how to talk about it for a long time. And the French? I’m amazed they still exist,” he says for example of workers from other countries.