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Inside Facebook’s new Californian headquarters

via smh.com.au Looks like the treadmill desk has made it into the offices of Facebook HQ. I also noticed that the space has realized the central mechanism of facebook — the wall — in a physical form, with blackboards, whiteboards, and marked walls everywhere. View the whole gallery over at SMH: http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/technology/technology-news/inside-facebook…

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Architecture for productivity

The other day I pointed to an article on colleagues influence on absenteeism. While sorting through some old clippings I came across another article on the subject from 2008 (there was a reason for me to have kept it all this time). This time, it was about architecture and building design that contributes to a […]

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The Rise of the New Groupthink

We have all heard the phrase “design by commitee” and we all know that it means a compromised process and result. Yet there is no critique of work environments and practices that result in this group think. We think design by commitee happens in meetings attended by bosses. Could it be that it is happening […]