As a summer student walking into my first advertising internship I had no idea what to expect. Offices generally have a reputation of dull cubicles, mundane rooms, tense atmospheres, neutral colors, quiet hushed talking, etc. I have to say, walking into dashboard I was pleasantly surprised…
Here at Dashboard we take a slightly different approach to office spaces. Let me just give you a little description to set the scene from my desk.
As I write this I can hear the sounds of a heated ping pong game being played behind me, as well as the faint sound of ABBA’s “SOS” coming from a record player in the corner. If I look straight ahead I can see the smile of a giant ceramic pig peeking out from behind an absent co-workers computer. When I look to my left I see a sitting area with a bright red couch and records scattered over a coffee table. Needless to say this is not the description of a mundane grey cubicle littered office. (I realize after writing this that I have made it seem as though we don’t get anything done, let me assure you this is not the case)
They say that one of the main things influencing creativity is your environment. I can confidently say that this is not a problem for us.
Admiring our unique office space caused me to wonder about other offices, surely we can’t be the only one without cubicles and beige walls, and…through a little googleing I found out I was in fact right. So, here are some other companies I came across with unique and inspiring work atmospheres.
Red Bull London
And my personal favourite – The Lego office in Denmark