Workspace Renovation Projects Can Deliver Big Benefits If Teams Focus On Strategic Needs—Not Passing Fads
Workplace makeover projects are designed to inspire. Yelp, for example, recently completed a US$20 million project to create an integrated office environment for its new headquarters in New York, New York, USA. The design takes its cue from the city itself, breaking departments into distinct work neighborhoods connected by color-coded "subway lines" that run along the floor to help employees navigate. Yelp also added an in-house coffee shop, a bar with craft beers and a gaming zone to give workers social spaces to blow off steam.