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Apple Plans for World's 'Best' Office

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piratejulie
piratejulie  
11/21/2013 2:16:17 PM
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Re: Out of Touch
Much has been penned about the work / life balance Rich.  So far, you've expressed it best!

piratejulie
piratejulie  
11/21/2013 2:13:04 PM
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Re: Office space
Amen strotheco!

"The entire Campus, indoors and out, is intended to promote shared creativity and collaboration,and spur invention and innovation."  Without the ingredients you cite strotheco, the 21st Century Apple campus will be abundant with good intentions; short on follow-through.

richheap
richheap  
11/21/2013 7:06:48 AM
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Re: Out of Touch
@Toby: No, I don't think Apple would do this "just" to show-off. It's a successful company and the people who run it are much more savvy than that. They want an office HQ which is impressive -- which company doesn't? -- and looks are clearly important in this project, but I don't believe they'll let this be a bad environment to work in.

richheap
richheap  
11/21/2013 6:45:38 AM
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Re: It may be dubbed the best of the 2010-2020's
@Resurgent: Yes, I would too. The question for companies is whether they would be able to attract the staff they want with an office campus in a desolate area. A company can have a great office but it's not much use if it's in a place that people don't want to go to.

richheap
richheap  
11/21/2013 6:43:16 AM
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Re: Out of Touch
@Venks: I find that splitting my time between home in Oxford, the office in London, and working "on the go" suits me best. It helps to be out and about to get ideas for what to write about, but I'm able to deliver those pieces better if I can get a quiet space at home or in the office. Plus, when I'm at home, I think I work a little longer as I'm not worried about rushing off to catch a specific train.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
11/20/2013 9:54:59 PM
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Re: It may be dubbed the best of the 2010-2020's
Rich,

You make a good point but I would love to see a campus like this in some desolate areas in old industrial Cities.

Toby
Toby  
11/20/2013 6:15:50 PM
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Re: Out of Touch
@Rich: "....Or maybe the company just wants an expensive corporate palace." What, really, would they do that just to show off..?

Venks
Venks  
11/20/2013 1:21:03 PM
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Re: Out of Touch
Yes Rich, I believe that office space is here to stay for sometime more. I find office to be the only place where we can concentrate on the job better than any other place. No doubt that we can keep the wheels turning by attending video conference calls, working from home, attending seminar from a hotel etc. But office space lets you do these tasks quite efficiently. 

Venks
Venks  
11/20/2013 1:12:36 PM
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Re: Office space
Also, what about the open office plan that  makes some colleagues distract from the work of their officemates?

Yes Mary, you have a very valid point here. I did not figure that out until you mentioned it. It will be quite a task just to be able to concentrate on your work with such colleagues around you.

stotheco
stotheco  
11/20/2013 12:11:38 PM
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Re: Office space
I agree. The best offices for me aren't the biggest or most spacious ones (although they are definitely a plus!) Instead, it's the offices where bosses are rational, co-workers are helpful, and there's just a good working atmosphere.

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