I suspect many IT pros would prefer to work in an open warehouse to a sterile corporate office. The IT dev team at Capgemini who work three days a week in a beanbag-festooned co-working space certainly see the benefits.
Business Insider has an interesting piece on the experiment, which aims to help transplant a fast-moving startup culture into Capgemini’s 1000-person Australian workplace. One obvious advantage is exposure to ideas that wouldn’t necessarily become visible in a large company. “When you have so much knowledge internally, the risk is to become too insular and the perspective is narrowed as a result,” consultant Ben Gilchriest explained.
Hit the post for a full list of the workplace benefits the arrangement offers.