There’s a tent in the centre of Hootsuite’s office. Actually, there’s a string of them at the social media management platform’s headquarters – green canvas tents all in a row filled with employees puttering away on MacBooks or chatting on phones.
It’s set up like the Vancouver-based company’s staff has travelled through time to a ski cabin retreat in the summer of 1965. Except this is the day-to-day work environment – plaid couch cushions, log cabin-like walls strung with antique skis, snowshoes, fishing gear, picnic tables, wood stacks and cots for sleepy employees.
It’s unreal, unconventional and quite possibly the coolest office space in Canada. It’s also a prime example of the evolving approach to designing the workplace, says Susan Steeves, principal interior designer at SSDG Interiors, the firm responsible for Hootsuite’s offbeat office.
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