Game of thrones: does moving the office toilet improve employees’ creativity?
Many organisations are desperate to get their people to bump into each other more in the workplace – is moving the loo the answer?
- Emine Saner for The Guardian September 15th, 2015
- Source: http://www.theguardian.com/money/shortcuts/2015/sep/15/move-the-office-toilet-improve-creativity
It sounds oxymoronic, but forcing staff into chance encounters has become a big thing in office design. The thinking, taken on by many business leaders – famously, the Apple CEO Steve Jobs was a fan – is that the more employees bump into each other, the better they will collaborate and produce whizzy new ideas. Now, a firm of architects has come up with software to test how staff will respond to different floorplans and how layouts can be changed to increase the likelihood of accidental meetings.