We humans are programmed to be cooperative. When we’re not, it’s often an indication of that something isn’t right. To start off – buildings and rooms should talk the language of “collaboration”. How?
Open area in the middle – often a stove place in old cottages.
Social areas that are designed for meetings – like coffee machines
Paper and crayons – nothing talks to our creative and collaborative mind as drawing and sketching
Being a freelancer, mostly at my customers site, I gave up having an office years ago. I now reside mostly at cafes and hotel lobbys. Hotels bring something more: fresh ideas from the outside. More on that in another post…
What’s your take on this?