‘Serendipitous Interaction’ Key To Tech Firms’ Workplace Design

‘Serendipitous Interaction’ Key To Tech Firms’ Workplace Design
March 13, 2013

the tables’ length and design look like those in high school cafeterias.

“Why? Because when you put them back-to-back, people walk down between the chairs, they bump into each other — it’s actually called a ‘Google bump’ — and you go, ‘Hey!’ and you sit down and talk,” says John Sullivan, a management professor at San Francisco State University and workplace consultant.

Google has spent a lot of time studying what makes workplaces innovative and casual interactions are important.
Sullivan lists three factors to make that set companies apart:
learning by interaction,
collaborations and
“Most people just don’t get that,” he says.

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