More and more companies are designing office space to promote corporate culture, employee collaboration, enhance employee retention, boost morale and increase productivity. It is not x square feet per employee metrics anymore: L. Kershner Design owner, Lorri Kershner says, "We were able to incorporate things like walls that could be written all over, walls that had embedded technology and power." According to The Registry SF, many spaces have work surfaces that can be raised or lowered, there is a "pink noise" generator that spreads low-level random frequencies across the space, most conference rooms are small for privacy, and the main boardroom has switch glass, which can be made transparent or opaque with the flick of a switch.
As a practical example, the Comcast Cable Innovation Center in Sunnyvale is boasting more Silicon Valley cutting-edge design concepts with its recent expansion to 70,000 square feet. Its space features walls employees are encouraged to write on, lots of natural light, exposed ceiling ductwork, significant green elements, earning a Gold LEED designation, foosball and ping pong tables, bright colors, lots of open areas as well as work nooks -- all designed to foster creativity and collaboration, according to The Registry SF.
By: Jeffrey Weil
Executive Vice President | Colliers International - Walnut Creek
Jeffrey Weil is an executive vice president for Colliers International Walnut Creek. Mr. Weil has specialized in the sale and leasing of commercial properties for 38 years and has achieved CCIM, SIOR and NACORE’s Master in Commercial Real Estate Services with Honors (MCR.h) designations.
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