Steve Boese Talks About the Five Kinds of Office Environments

Caught the news this morning that Apple begun moving employees into its new, futuristic, spaceship-looking, and $5 Billion costing campus in Callifornia last week.

The space (or space ship) seems to be by all accounts incredible, (and I suppose for $5B it had better be), and reading the article over and looking at some of the pics of the new Apple campus got me to thinking about the various office spaces that I have worked in or at least have visited in my career.

And honestly, while each office space is unique, and different in its own way, I think that they all can be broken down and places in one of just a few categories. Let’s say five.

Here are the five kinds of office environments as I see it,an example of a typical company with that kinds of office set up, what the company thinks their offices say about them, and what each type of office really says about you, the company, their aspirations, and maybe even their future.

Here goes….

Check out the rest over at Steve Boese’s HR Technology (an FOT contributor blog).

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Steve Boese
Steve Boese is fondly known to many as the HR Technology blogger. By day, he is the Co-Chair of Human Resource Executive's HR Technology Conference. He is also a former Director of Talent Management Strategy at Oracle and an HR Technology instructor. Steve can also be found hosting the HR Happy Hour Show and Podcast … you know, where a bunch of HR pros get together and call in to talk about HR stuff. Sounds like an SNL skit, we know. But when you have Dave Ulrich, the grandfather of HR as show guests, well, I guess you’re doing something right.  Talk to Steve via emailLinkedInTwitter or Facebook.


  1. Steve! I came across your “six second resume'” article and have to tell you what just happened to me:

    Friday AM: rewrote resume to read in six seconds.
    Friday PM: Submitted 35 “Indeed” job applications
    Monday AM: 10 phone calls from employers requesting interview.
    Tuesday PM: Turned down 7 job offers.
    Wednesday PM: Heading to Pittsburgh, PA to accept c-level position.

    Note: I had sent out over 200 resumes prior to rewriting it for a six second read. Had NO responses.

    Boy, am I thankful I came across your article. Kudos! Now I can get married. LOL

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