Worldwide, more and more offices and company headquarters are stepping out of the “traditional” formal office setting and embracing a more dynamic approach to establishing a work environment. This is particularly popular among start-ups, which are commonly headed by young entrepreneurs and millennials, after all.
There are more colors, more time and facilities for leisure and relaxation, and there is certainly more art. Such is the case with the Facebook headquarters, whose story the CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, shared himself.
In a Facebook post, this is what he wrote:
For our next set of photos exploring inside our company, I want to share our culture of art.
I’ve always believed our offices should feel like a work in progress, just like our products and the community we’re trying to build. When you step onto our campus, you should feel like you can shape the world around you.
That’s why ever since our first office, we’ve had local artists come in and paint the walls to inspire creativity and create an evolving environment.
We now have a print studio and workshop called the Facebook Analog Research Laboratory where teams can take a break and draw something or make a print to hang on our walls. A lot of the art that comes out the Lab highlights our values like staying connected, building community and helping people.
The Lab also runs our Artists-in-Residency program where emerging artists from the local community and around the world come to Facebook to experiment with our campus as their canvas. Here are some of my favorite pieces around our offices today.
What do you think of this initiative by Zuckerberg? Share your thoughts in the comments!