How does your office compare to this?
I ran into this video about the office building of game developer Obsidian, of which I play some games.
Looks like a good working environment to me.
Where I worked some elements were similar: a variation of larger and smaller offices for different team sizes, but always respect for the spacing between programmers, especially in the larger team rooms.
Last week I replace my laptop with a new (smallish) screen and my game computer, now offering me a better comfortable workstation. I am especially content with the monitor stand, that allows me to put the screen in front for full attention, or to the side when I am doing other things, but the PC is a source of reference:
Sort of offices like this I saw in Germany. Copy-cat cheapskates here follow the American style of one large factory hall. Used to be offices but now it's almost universally halls ("open offices").
My grandfather in his late years (a bit senile too) couldn't understand what or even where I work. He kept asking "at least it's warm in the halls where I'm working". Well, he actually got that right.
September 7th, 2017 5:22am
My job just moved to a larger office (we had several floors before, consolidated). IT/AppDev went from a separate room with quiet conditions to being at the end of a large, open sales type of room. My co-worker was not happy at all, and I felt we should have been in the section where our finance department is, closer to a corner of the building so we are at least somewhat isolated from everyone else. My boss got an upgrade though, he went from having like an office cubicle (cubicle arranged by a wall to where it was like a doorless office) to an actual office.
September 7th, 2017 7:47am
I have an open office in one big room with open door. There are 6 desks in this room.
September 7th, 2017 11:11am
I work in an open plan office with rather small desks, but there are many isolated spaces where you can take a laptop with you and have quiet. The office is rather quiet, too. People keep their voices down and there are many meeting rooms where you can go to have an extended discussion. There is also a room with cubicles where you can go to work alone and it's practically forbidden to speak to anyone there - a bit like a monastery.
People focus on the noise and co-workers as a source of distraction, but another distractor is the Internet access provided by your employer. It's so easy to check the latest news in North Korea etc.
September 7th, 2017 5:03pm
Did Quant just admint he's an NK spy?!
September 8th, 2017 1:36am
September 8th, 2017 7:27pm