No chance of daydreaming about being outside at the new meeting spaces of Microsoft Corp. You are literally now in the great exteriors.
To bring enthusiasm and happiness in working, and to help gain creativity of the workers Microsoft MSFT, +0.48% unleashed a tree-house space for working. The tree-house is built 12 feet off the ground featuring; Wi-Fi, skylights, and hidden wallplug, and also gas fore place. A network of these tree-hoses is situated in the campus of Redmond, Wash as a part of effort in helping its employees’ happiness and creativity.
As of now only two structures are open for use, and a third opening will happen later this year. There’s also an observation post of “Crow’s Nest”.
In a blog post of Microsoft, manager Bret Boulter said; “People said, given the opportunity, they would work more outside. The first thing when you walk into the space is that everyone is really quiet. You stop talking and are just present,” he said. “It’s fascinating. People absorb the environment, and it changes the perception of their work and how they can do it.”
The tree-houses are designed with meeting rooms that are open to lounge spaces and all employees. A Microsoft administrator Genise Dawson, who helped in planning the project, said; “Nothing formal, a place you can chill inside or out of, sit, work”.
These tree-houses are a part of the “outdoor districts” of Microsoft that are connected to the building of the forested campus of 500 acres of the company.
Microsoft said; “With their workspace turned inside out and meetings taking place up in the foliage employees are figuring out how to rethink what working looks like”.
The Tree-Houses were built by the famous Pete Nelson, who is familiar for his TV series “Treehouse Masters”, on the Discovery Communications. Now Microsoft has incredibly out done by building every kid’s dream of a tree-house. Just with the swipe of an employee badge, the staff will have an elaborate office meeting at the treetop meeting space of the Microsoft’s new office facility.