So, I’m sitting in our divisional all-hands meeting, virtually of course, and one of the questions is about a remodel that’s going on currently in Building 300 on the Redwood Shores campus.
For those not in the know, 300 is the tallest silo with the big old “ORACLE” across the top floor. I used to sit in this cube farm on the 12th floor. Anyway, it’s getting a remodel, apparently ripping out the cubes and installing open work areas.
So, I guess the idea is to follow a more startup feel for free-flowing ideas and communication. I’ve touched on workspace design before, and I’m curious to hear what people at HQ think about this. Are you affected? What do you think, good thing/bad thing?
Or generally for everyone, how would you feel about going from a cube to an open space or vice versa? I used to sit on an aisle, close to the elevators, and the constant foot traffic and hallway chats were maddeningly distracting when I was trying to concentrate.
Frankly, after working from home almost exclusively for 4 years, I can’t imagine going back into an office everyday, no matter what the space was like. Because then I would have to shave, comb my hair, and wear big boy clothes. Not happening.