10 Incredible Office Playgrounds

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Innovative, youth-minded companies around the world are pushing the limits of conventional office design, with moves ranging from installing functional slides to incorporating an 11-foot dinosaur. The idea is to create fun workplaces that encourage creativity, interactivity and productivity, blurring the lines between work and play. Or, as Google puts it, “When you want people to… push the boundaries of what’s possible, their workspace shouldn’t be a drab maze of beige cubicles.” Bonus perks of wackier, more playful office spaces also potentially include press coverage, more demand in the recruitment stakes, employee satisfaction and a healthier work environment.

This lists highlights ten inspiring workspaces that are more like playgrounds for big kids than the sterile, identikit offices often associated with nine-to-five jobs.