I wrote a post over at Fistful of Talent a few weeks ago called Pimp My Office where I was making the point that most companies think having a cool office space would be great but they quickly give up when they realize all the roadblocks to making it happen.
Then last week on my way through Richmond, Virginia I met up with some of my contacts at Snagajob and they gave me a tour of their new office space. Love it! I get really excited when companies I’m working with do things for their culture that continues to set them apart. And because of their new space they’re getting even more recognition as being a great place to work.
Like I said in my FOT blog,
“It’s hard work creating an office space this crazy but the companies that pull it off understand that being over-the-top sends a very clear message to their current and future employees. By saying nothing at all, the sheer magnitude of the office space screams “Look at how much I’m willing to invest in creating an awesome work environment. If you think this is over-the-top imagine how much time and money I’m willing to invest in you.”
Do you work for a company that has pimped out their office space? I’d love to see pictures!
Editors Note: When it comes to her professional life, Marisa Keegan is passionate about three things; employee engagement, leadership development, and corporate culture. She has helped lead the culture and engagement initiatives at two nationally recognized great places to work; Rackspace as Culture Maven and Modea as Talent Manger. Today Marisa consults and leads seminars for organizations looking to increase productivity by focusing on management training and employee engagement.