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Office Spaces Push Creative Edge

What constitutes a cool office these days? The options run the gamut from modern chic spots trendy hipsters want to hang out in… to the more refined, relaxed and understated places that feel more like a comfortable backyard BBQ.

Given the key role work environments play in attracting the best and brightest talent, employers are paying even more attention to what their office says to candidates today. Companies push the creative envelope, yet still strive to enhance work productivity.

Across the globe some pretty edgy ideas have emerged. They range from a staircase that doubles as a work station and slide in ad agency Ogilvy & Mather’s Jakarta office… to breakout spaces with indoor swings and an island-themed area in Groupon’s Chicago office. Others include Quicken Loans’ Detroit HQ with a pool table shaped like a Ford Mustang, a basketball court and in-office scooters, Onefootball’s track that winds through the office, and ad agency TBWA Hakuhodo’s Tokyo office that offers employees soothing indoor lawns.

Check out the link to see the 18 coolest office spaces from across the globe, compiled by Business Insider.

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About Dennis Kaiser

Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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