How is your office like? Are you surrounded by spaciousness and lush greenery or squeezed in between racks of files and other knick-knacks? Does your office have a popcorn machine or a dance machine in the lobby..
Or an Elvis in the office..
How about a lineup of shoes..
Or your favourite rubber duckies..
Large bowls of snacks..
Or a workstation of your favourite things..
Or your CEO in a cube with a nametag that looks as creative as this..
Hard to imagine all these, isn't it? But not so for employees of this company..
For more pictures, go here..
A little about Zappos.com, from Wikipedia...
"Zappos.com is an electronic commerce company specializing in footwear and is currently based in Henderson, Nevada, USA. The company warehouse is located in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, along with an outlet store. In addition, Zappos has two outlet stores in Las Vegas, Nevada and Henderson, Nevada.
Since its founding in 1999, Zappos has grown to be the biggest online shoe store. Zappos did "almost nothing" in sales for 1999, but grossed over $800 million in merchandise sales in 2007, and is projecting over $1 billion in 2008."
I read that they hit the $1 billion mark on Cyber Monday, Dec 1. Employees gathered at a bar around a laptop showing sales for the day minute-by-minute, like New Year's. That was also a Zappos record day in gross sales.
The name Zappos is derived from the Spanish word zapatos, meaning shoes.
If you have a say at designing or restructuring your office, how would you like your office to be or to have?