Why eating in the workplace is bad
The desktop is not designed for eating The tables that computers are at and the ones we work on are teeming with harmful bacteria. For every two or three square…

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10 fatal mistakes of entrepreneurs
The desire to rent a room at the lowest price Many start-up entrepreneurs think that for the prosperity of the business it is necessary to strive to reduce costs as…

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Starbucks Success Secrets (part 2)
"Named" glasses The idea to write on them the names of people who ordered a drink and pronounce them loudly throughout the room turned out to be simple and ingenious.…

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unusual situations

Best and unusual office designs

Google California Office
We will begin, perhaps, with a company whose creativity has long been legendary outside of our universe. This is Google. How liberal is the behavior of all personnel in this company (there are practically no restrictions and prohibitions), the design of offices can be called just as unusual.

Google’s California headquarters is a truly separate world with a special atmosphere. Separate buildings in which googlers work stretched for several blocks. It has everything – cafes, pools, showers, massage rooms, as well as rooms for relaxation and games.

On the street in the courtyard of the office in special pots growing onions, beets, strawberries and other plants. Why – remains a mystery, apparently, this is another way for Google to stand out from the rest. Continue reading

How does Valve, a game developer, work?

Everyone does what he wants
New employees at Valve Corporation in the first few weeks of work often cannot understand what is happening. They came to work for the company, but why doesn’t anyone give them specific tasks? And they will not be given. The company does not hire people to carry out any specific work. She is gaining just promising and talented. And they themselves must understand and decide what good they can give Valve Corporation. Well-known programmer Michael Abrash recalls his first weeks of work at the company: “I figured that I would be immediately assigned some task. But I only heard a couple of assumptions from the employees regarding what I should probably do … These were just their thoughts, not direct directions to action. Continue reading

How they work at Google (Moscow)

Vacancy filling
The company places information on free vacancies on its official website. If you liked the position, you can immediately apply for an interview on the website, and a recruitment manager will contact you. It’s very convenient, you don’t have to go to vacancy search sites if you want to work on Google.

The peculiarity of hiring employees is that during the interview the candidate communicates not only with the manager, but also with his potential colleagues. All Google employees are a team, and its members must feel connected with each other. Continue reading

Memory training exercises
Exercise 1. Return attention Sit comfortably and try to relax your muscles. Select an item. If it is small, you can take it in your hand. Start to examine it…

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10 fatal mistakes of entrepreneurs
The desire to rent a room at the lowest price Many start-up entrepreneurs think that for the prosperity of the business it is necessary to strive to reduce costs as…

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