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You’d Love to Work in These 15 Dream Workplaces

You’d Love to Work in These 15 Dream Workplaces

For anyone who has worked in a traditional office setting, the drawbacks are all too familiar. Harsh lighting, enclosed spaces and few windows can easily make workers feel like they’re in a cage. However, abolishing the standard office has become common, particularly when it comes to technology companies. In the hope of increasing employee creativity and morale, these incredible offices take a employee-centric approach to their design. Below we’ve listed 15 dream workplaces and why they are so awesome. Regardless of where you work, you’ll want to trade your everyday for any one of these impressive offices.

1. Google: Artistry

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    One collection of spaces that anyone would love to work in are the various Google offices around the world. Not only do these dream workplaces include a gym and space to play basketball, Google also gives employees an indoor slide and a space to sing karaoke. As for the actual office area, Google uses everything from modern furnishings to reclaimed gondola cars, making each office space truly unique.

    2. Corus Entertainment: Three-Story Slide

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      One of the larger dream offices on the list is the massive home office of Corus Entertainment in Toronto. An incredible 500,000 square feet, this building was intended to bring together 11 separate offices into one. From the looks of things, they succeeded, and this five-story building includes multiple lounges above its TV studio. Not only that, this dream workplace has a three-story slide, bright colors, and even board room tables shaped like hockey rinks.

      3. Pallotta Teamworks: Modern Comfort

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        This admirable, eye-catching workplace makes use of highly modern modular offices, making for an inspiring, open space inside. In addition, the office includes a minimalist indoor pond, letting workers feel comfortable and creative.

        4. Dropbox: Room to Think

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          Another incredibly modern and warm dream workplace is the Dropbox office. This office relies on minimalist design that also includes heaps of wide, open space. In addition, Dropbox also offers their employees a fully equipped gym.

          5. Zynga: Fun, Fun, Fun

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            Another creative, forward-thinking office space is that of mobile gaming company Zynga. This impressive office also features airy, open rooms, a game room, and kitchen. Not only that, this office goes the extra mile to make sure employees are having fun by including several full-size arcade games.

            6. Facebook: Social Space

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              Facebook is notorious for its unconventional approach to working hours and environments. What most people don’t know, however, is that Facebook also extends this mentality to their impressively artistic, modern office. Not only does this office encourage workers to socialize, it also offers plenty of outdoor workspace, as well as a large kitchen.

              7. Airbnb: Minimalist Heaven

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                Another minimalist office is this one for Airbnb. Large, open offices make a space where you feel uninhibited, but it also makes a huge effort to be welcoming. To achieve this the office emphasizes art, as well as tonnes of comfortable chairs and couches. Finally, this dream workplace includes a fully stocked kitchen.

                8. Nokia: Jaw-dropping Design

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                  Another impressively modern space is Nokia’s head office. This office also refuses to skimp on design, with each area assigned a different primary color. This innovative design is added to modern spaces, including a large game room for workers.

                  9. Lego: Play to Work

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                    Another dream workplace designed to boost employee morale and creativity is the Lego office in Denmark. The layout encourages employees to work together, plus many spaces include building areas where you can tinker with Legos while you work. Lego-themed art and games are standard, and this office also includes an indoor slide. Who knew working for Lego would be as cool as your six-year-old self thought?

                    10. White Mountain Office: Cave of Inspiration

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                      This impressive office for White Mountain brings to mind images of a super villain’s lair. This office takes hints from nature, and gives the appearance of indoor caves throughout. The beautiful rock walls and ceilings give way to an indoor hanging garden, making this office truly one of a kind.

                      11. Inventionland Design Factory: Pirate Cove

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                        The expressive offices at Inventionland Design Factory are every childhood dream come true. This distinctive workspace is designed to look like a treehouse next to a pond, giving workers an open, inspiring space to work in. Not only that, but next door to the treehouse is a replica pirate ship, complete with cannons and sails.

                        12. Autodesk: Eclectically Modern

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                          The exclusive office of mobile developer Autodesk is another dream workplace you would love to see every day. This building mimics a machine shop, bringing the creativity and freedom of weekend projects to work. This mix of free creativity and modern office spaces surely improves employee thinking.

                          13. AOL: Relaxation Headquarters

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                            While AOL has seen huge changes to its company in the last ten years, they’ve recently tried to move forward by purchasing websites like The Huffington Post and TechCrunch. Not to be outdone, this company also relies on its massively creative office space to inspire employees. The building features bright colors, large relaxation areas, game rooms complete with pool tables and, of course, large kitchens.

                            14. Selgas Cano Architecture Office: Outdoor Creativity

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                              This dream workplace puts employees in an incredible forest atmosphere. A primarily clear building, this office allows workers to feel uninhibited and open. Additionally, the obvious emphasis on thinking outside the box and nature are sure to inform employees’ work.

                              15. YouTube: Segways and Swimming

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                                Recently acquired by Google, YouTube received a brand-new office after merging with the tech giant. Another office featuring sizable, open floor plans, this office also includes free Segway riding, gaming, an indoor putting green, space for gym activities, and even a swimming pool. No tech office is complete without a kitchen either, as this office aspires to be a relaxing and fun place for employees.

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                                Last Updated on August 10, 2020

                                10 Things You Should Do If You’re Unemployed

                                10 Things You Should Do If You’re Unemployed

                                Regardless of your background, times today are tough. While uneven economies around the world have made it incredibly difficult for many people to find work, the recent COVID pandemic has made things worse.

                                Regardless of age and qualification, stretches of unemployment have affected us all in recent years. While we might not be able to control being unemployed, we can control how we react to it.

                                Despite difficult conditions, there are many ways to grow and stay hopeful. Whether you’re looking for work, or just taking a breather between assignments, these 10 endeavors will keep you busy and productive. Plus, some may even help push your resume to the top of the next pile.

                                Here’re 10 things you should do when you’re unemployed:

                                1. Keep a Schedule

                                It’s fine to take a few days after you’re finished at work to relax, but try not to get too comfortable.

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                                As welcoming as permanently moving into your sweatpants may seem, keeping a schedule is one way to stay productive and focused. While unemployed, if you continue to start your day early, you are more likely to get more done. Also, keeping up with day to day tasks makes you less likely to grow depressed or inactive.

                                2. Join a Temp Agency

                                One of the easiest ways to bridge the gap between jobs is to find temporary work, or work with a temp agency. While many unemployed people job hunt religiously, rememberer to include temp agencies in the search.

                                While not a permanent solution, you will be in a better position financially while you search for something permanent.

                                3. Work Online

                                Another great option if you’re unemployed is online work. Many different sites offer a variety of ways to make money online, but make sure the site you’re working for is reputable.

                                Micro job sites such as Fiverr and Upwork as well as sites that pay for you to take surveys, are all quick, legitimate options. While these sites sometimes offer lower pay, it’s always better to move forward slowly than not at all.

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                                Here’s How to Find and Land a Legit Online Work from Home Job.

                                4. Get Organized

                                Unemployment is an excellent opportunity to get organized. Embark on some spring cleaning, go through old boxes, and get rid of the things you don’t need. Streamlining your life will help you dive head first into the next chapter, plus it helps you feel like your unemployed time is spent productively.

                                Try these tips: How to Organize Your Life: 10 Habits of Really Organized People

                                5. Exercise

                                Much like organizing your life, another good way to keep yourself enthusiastic and healthy is to exercise. It doesn’t take much to get slightly more active, and exercise can help you stay positive. Even a walk around the block a few times a week can do a lot for keeping you motivated and determined. If you take care of yourself, you can make the most of this extra time.

                                6. Volunteer

                                Volunteering is an excellent way to use extra time when you’re unemployed. Additionally, if you volunteer in an area related to your job qualifications, you can often include the experience on your resume.

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                                Not only that, doing good is a true mood booster and is sure to help you stay optimistic while looking for your next job.

                                7. Improve Your Skills

                                Looking for ways to increase your job skills while unemployed is a good way to move forward as well. Look for certifications or training you could take, especially those offered for free.

                                You can qualify more for even entry level positions with extra training in your line of work, and many cities or states offer job skills training. Refreshing your resume, and interview and job skills may make your job hunt easier.

                                8. Treat Yourself

                                Unemployment can be trying and tiring, so don’t forget to treat yourself occasionally. Take a reasonable amount of time off from your weekly job hunt to recharge and rest up. Letting yourself rest will maximize your productivity during the hours you job search.

                                Even if you don’t have extra money for entertainment, a walk or visit to the park can do wonders to help you go back and attack your job hunt.

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                                9. See What You Can Sell

                                Another good way to bridge the gap between jobs is to sell unused possessions. eBay and Amazon are both secure sites, but traditional garage sales are a fine option too. Sell off a few video games, or some electronics, for some quick and easy cash while you figure out a permanent solution.

                                10. Take a Course

                                Much like training and certifications, taking a class can be a good way to keep yourself sharp while unemployed. Especially when you’re between jobs, it can be easy to forget this option, as most courses cost money. Don’t forget the mass of free educational tools online: 25 Killer Sites For Free Online Education

                                Keeping your brain sharp can help you stay focused and may even help you learn some new, relevant job skills.

                                The Bottom Line

                                While unemployment numbers are still high, there are many things you can do to better yourself and move forward. While new skills to aid your job hung might seem out of reach, there are plenty of free ways to get ahead, online and off.

                                Additionally, don’t forget that taking time for yourself can do wonders for keeping you productive in your job hunt. While it is a challenge, don’t give up–being unemployed can offer you extra time to better yourself, and possibly grow more qualified to find work.

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