Now, that most of us are working from home, I've started thinking about the different office spaces I've had the opportunity to work in. I've already experienced a couple of different setups, including:
- low-budget hacker-oriented office without a proper social space;
- fancy 4-6 people rooms with nice equipment and cool social space;
- huge, noisy open-space with people from different departments, doing different things;
- my own room, while working 100% remotely;
A couple of weeks ago, one of my managers said: 'why care about the office, it's just another sad place, like every other workplace'. It struck me. I don't agree with that sentence at all. For me, working in different spaces resulted in much different energy and motivation levels, while also directly affecting my ability to stay focused.
And you? How much do you care about a nice office space?