How to Create a Tech-Friendly Office Space

How to Create a Tech-Friendly Office Space

Bring Down Those WallsBring Down Those Walls

Employees like workplaces that are open, transparent and collaborative, as opposed to cube farms.

Monitor the EnvironmentMonitor the Environment

Thoughtfully placed flat-panel screens throughout the office environment—displaying both fun and work-related content—cultivates a digital vibe.

Show Your ColorsShow Your Colors

Vibrant hues will energize employees much more than traditional, bland off-white.

Brighten the DayBrighten the Day

Modern-looking, creative lighting trumps the standard fluorescent approach of traditional corporations.

Designate Designate “Collab-Zones”

Arrange comfy, fun furniture with available snacks and even a whiteboard to encourage teams to gather and produce something great.

Give It AwayGive It Away

People also like free stuff. Stock the kitchen with plenty of drinks and treats—and be sure to include healthy food options.

Let Them Self-DesignLet Them Self-Design

Encourage employees to add their own artwork, funky items and other decorations—whether in individual or shared spaces—to convey a sense of community and shared culture.

Launch a Recycling ProgramLaunch a Recycling Program

Tech folks are often green-friendly. They’ll think more highly of their workplace if they know that it reflects their ecological values.

Open Remote Offices Where People Want to Work—and PlayOpen Remote Offices Where People Want to Work—and Play

If you’re expanding, think twice about going the dull industrial-park route. Top tech talent prefers to work in cool neighborhoods in cities like Austin, Boston, Seattle and San Francisco.

CIO Insight Staff
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