I Wish I Worked There! A Look Inside the Most Creative Spaces in Business Hardcover – 19 Feb 2010
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"Full colour pictures and detailed case studies provide a valuable insight into the most innovative companies " ( In Design, May 2010).
"For the past year, Groves has been travelling the offices of some of the most successful companies in the world. As well as showcasing some envy–inducing workplaces, the book explores the relationship between the working environment and corporate productivity. Groves′ book concludes that providing a stimulating environment filled with extensive leisure facilities and areas for relaxation is key to creating a more profitable business." (The Independent, April 24, 2010)
′...[goes] behind the scenes of 20 famous brands...provides an insight into what it is that makes a space really work...′ (Design Week, June 2010).
′...reveals some of the world′s most inspiring and innovative places to work...includes easy–to–adopt principles...′ (DeZeen.com, May 2010).
′...a valuable insight into the most innovative companies around today...some realistic and easy tips to follow for small home–offices.′ (In Design, May 2010).
′...a peek inside the most inspiring work sapces, showing how certain initiatives...encourage creativity and emotional engagement.′ (Psychologies, June 2010).
highlights some of the most imaginative and effective workplaces around the world, featuring big names such as Google, Nike, Bloomberg... (FM World, SEptember 2010).
From the Back Cover
Revealing some of the world′s most inspiring workplaces, I Wish I Worked There! investigates the way 20 famous brands have put innovation at the heart of their culture. Photographs and illustrations detail the way in which companies accommodate creative activity through spaces that: stimulate, enable reflection, promote collaboration and encourage play. Easy–to–adopt principles assist the design, creation or selection of spaces that support creative endeavour. Never before has a title looked specifically at how the working environment fosters the flow of ideas from both practical and emotional perspectives with business results.
- Each case study is extensively illustrated with new photography by Edward Denison and diagrams by Will Knight that detail activity.
- Behind–the–scenes interviews reveal insights that show what makes a space really work, while business metrics evidence the birth of ideas, breakthroughs and successes.
- Includes foreword by Ivy Ross, Executive Vice President of marketing for The Gap Brand at Gap, Inc.
Aardman Animations, Ltd ∗ Bloomberg LLC ∗ DreamWorks Animation ∗ Dyson ∗ Electronic Arts ∗ Google Inc ∗ Hasbro ∗ Innocent Drinks ∗ Johnson & Johnson ∗ The LEGO Group ∗ Nike Inc ∗ Oakley ∗ Philips Design ∗ Procter & Gamble ∗ Sony Design ∗ Sony Music ∗ T–Mobile ∗ Urban Outfitters ∗ Virgin ∗ Walt Disney ImagineeringSee all Product Description
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I loved seeing this inspiring collection of organisations that have the balls to do something different. Not just about bean bags and fairy lights but about making the environment a core part of their employment and competitive proposition.
Nice production, great pictures, and linked together in a simple way that helps us all follow the thinking.
There's hope for us all!
LEGO is both featured and one of my oldest clients. Even they loved the book and got great value from it. So can you.
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I thought it would give me some great ideas but I was wrong, the photos aren't much good and they don't give you any real idea about the offices they were taken in - I would not... Read morePublished on 22 Dec. 2012 by danyah
This book looks at how some of the top companies in the world develop their working environment to inspire their workforce. Read morePublished on 16 April 2010 by Mairi