‘Serendipitous Interaction’ Key To Tech Firms’ Workplace Design

‘Serendipitous Interaction’ Key To Tech Firms’ Workplace Design
March 13, 2013
http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/03/13/174195695/serendipitous-interaction-key-to-tech-firms-workplace-design

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
fun.
“Most people just don’t get that,” he says.

see also:

https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2017/12/09/word-wizardry-susan-b-neuman

https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/the-real-problem-in-working-from-home

https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/futuristic-tech-company-headquarters

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