CHAPTER 5

THE POWER OF TREES | SPACE

What kind of space is most conducive to culturally intelligent innovation? If you put the same team in two different environments, how will the outcome change? Or if you put two teams from different cultural backgrounds in the same space, how will their diverse backgrounds shape what happens there? Few companies have spent as much time considering the power of the work space as Google. Its open office environment, on-site massages, all-you-can-eat gourmet kitchens, and flexible work spaces have been featured in many discussions about how the workplace environment influences innovation and productivity. And while these distinctions are most evident at the company’s Silicon Valley campus, similar elements appear ...

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