Here's How Google Installed a Monorail in Its Australian Offices

Do you ever joke around with your coworkers about how cool it would be to build desks out of old cars or have meetings on a houseboat? Maybe not, but if you work at Google, you might want to start—because they might actually make your weird office dreams a reality. » 10/10/13 1:40pm 10/10/13 1:40pm

9 Adorable Cartoons That Illustrate the Most Productive Types of Space

“Going to work” means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but for most of us? Welp, it probably involves lots of sedentary hours sitting with pretty poor posture at a desk that’s not quite the right height, staring and staring and staring at a screen. But! The times, they are a-changin’, and… » 8/20/13 9:00am 8/20/13 9:00am

Glide Out Of Bed: Houses With Slides In Them

If play is the opposite of work, then every home should have a mandatory slide. It’s significantly faster than taking the stairs, greener than an elevator, and more compact than either. Plus, you will never have to go to the playground again. In fact, as an adult in New York state at least, you aren’t even allowed to… » 7/20/13 10:24pm 7/20/13 10:24pm

Inside Google Japan's Lovely, Bizarre, Hair-Covered Offices

Google’s company policy requires that each office reflect some of the local color of the city around it: Google Zurich has ski gondolas, Google Pittsburgh has steel mill photos, and so on. That policy results in designs that sometimes border on twee (see: Google London's gratuitous Union Jacks), but sometimes, it ends… » 6/12/13 12:20pm 6/12/13 12:20pm

Google's Offices Have Awesome Secret Rooms Hidden By Swiveling…

Google's New York City office has something that every office in America needs: secret rooms hidden by swiveling bookshelves. If you're not in the know, you wouldn't know it existed. But if you do have Batman access at Google, you can pull the correct book and expose a whole 'nother world. Or something like that. » 4/22/13 8:30pm 4/22/13 8:30pm

Take Note: 5 Social Media Mistakes Not to Make at Work

Forbes, this morning, has a very on-point list of the top 5 social media mistakes to stop making at work. The author, Kelly Clay, supports her points with help from John Pirc, security researcher and Director of Product Management for HP TippingPoint and co-author of Cybercrime and Espionage. » 6/12/12 2:00am 6/12/12 2:00am

Is Technology Making Everyone You Work with a Dick?

"Workplace incivility"—people at your job being inconsiderate, rude, or otherwise unpleasant—is on the rise, reports USA Today. An obvious factor is the dismal economy, sure. But could tech be reprogramming us into insufferable office jerks? » 8/08/11 10:42am 8/08/11 10:42am