Designing a Collaborative Office with Aid of Urban Groups’ Brisbane Office Fitouts


A Gold Coast or Brisbane office – like an office in any city – shouldn’t be made of just four walls and people working within them. Great office design can easily inspire employees to be more productive. Whether your workplace is situated in your garage or in the city’s CBD, a creative Brisbane office fitout from Urban Group will definitely make a strong impression on everyone. In an article in, New York Marketing Professor Adam Alter analyses the office interiors of Google and Pixar as collaborative spaces which contribute to their employees’ harmony and consequent success

Office Space

Share a Table, Make a Friend

Both Google and Pixar believe that employees with plenty of rapport with each other will work better together, or at least create an overall happy and productive atmosphere. This is the reason behind their collaborative office design wherein people who weren’t colleagues could interact socially.

“The researchers believed that physical space was the key to friendship formation; that “friendships are likely to develop on the basis of brief and passive contacts made going to and from home or walking about the neighborhood.”¹ In their view, it wasn’t so much that people with similar attitudes became friends, but rather that people who passed each other during the day tended to become friends and later adopted similar attitudes.”

The Genius of Jobs

Before Steve Jobs designed Pixar’s office, he noted that each department was housed separate from the other. He then came up with an open floor plan where artists, engineers, designers, and writers share a huge space that allows their creativity and companionship to flow freely.

Jobs ultimately succeeded in creating a single spacious office that housed the entire Pixar team, and John Lasseter, Pixar’s chief creative officer, declared that he’d “never seen a building that promoted collaboration and creativity as well as this one.”

Design to fit your Company’s Needs

While not everyone can design like a whiz, Urban Group can help you achieve your dream workplace as well as manage the process from construction through to completion. Office fitouts in Brisbane and the Gold Coast are the specialty of Urban Group, who offer design, building, project management and maintenance services. You’ll be glad you consulted them, and see your new office get off the drawing board in no time.

(Article Excerpt and Image from How to Build a Collaborative Office Space Like Pixar and Google,