encouraging casual collaboration… also at google

I’ve read about this at Apple, Yahoo, MIT Building 20, and Fogcreek

Now google:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidburkus/2015/07/02/the-real-reason-google-serves-all-that-free-food/  
“food sources are strategically placed between two separate work teams, and the goal of that placement is to draw these different folks together and nudge them to interact and collaborate.”

Previously…

Yahoo, MIT: 
https://ehaugsjaa.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/sudbury-valley-as-the-21st-century-coffeehouse/

Fogcreek: 
http://blog.fogcreek.com/improve-your-culture-with-these-team-lunch-tips-from-20-startups/  
“At Fog Creek, we deliberately have rows of long tables in our cafeteria. … with long ones you just go and sit at the end of the row. You end up speaking to different people every day…”

Apple:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141007161621-73685339-why-steve-jobs-obsessed-about-office-design-and-yes-bathroom-locations  
“When Steve Jobs designed a new headquarters for Pixar, he obsessed over ways to structure the atrium, and even where to locate the bathrooms, so that serendipitous personal encounters would occur.”

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