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July 7, 2010 / marden928

Awesome approach to company creativity

I’m freelancing at a pharmaceutical advertising agency right now.   No doubt some of you are moaning and groaning about any of those words I just wrote.  Not bad in this case!  They’re doing some awesome things here that I wish more offices would adapt.  And it’s got me wondering about what you’ve got going on in your offices to foster creativity and office bonding.

What they got:

  • Insanely discounted awesome gym memberships – everyone goes.  lots of talk of running
  • Dogs walking around.  I’m friendlier with Riley than the German Sheppard  (and when one pees, various people go help clean it up)
  • Fun collection of mugs – you can be wonder woman, Jeckyll or Hyde, etc.
  • Cupcake Tuesdays – and everyone is encouraged to bring a new person each week
  • Casual dress code
  • Laid back attitude (yeah it’s summer), but it’s ok to admit you’d rather be watching the world cup than be at work
  • Lots of smiles – smiles in a corporate culture = happier peeps

Impact?  They’ve won shitloads of awards.  Seems that giving people space to be themselves = better work.
What have you come across that you’ve liked?

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