So, the bosses are in an early stage of considering/designing a new building for the company to move into, and our VP showed me some of the concepts they toured.
Modern offices are such a combination of good and bad ideas and it's horrible! Bean bag chairs to indicate where to site, but provide no back support? Bad idea. Open offices? Bad idea. Lots of small meeting spaces for 2-4 people? Good idea!
Full kitchen in the breakroom? Good idea! (Helps dietary needs, although encourges people to spend more time at work)
Modern buildings are garbage too. All one level for no good reason? All basically giant boxes? Yuck.
It's a small enough company that I have some /hope/ that our concerns will be listened to. Hopefully we'll keep individual, door-closeable work spaces (even if they end up being tall cubes instead of actual offices), and we'll be able to modernize some infrastructure. But we'll see.
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