Booking.com is one of my sponsors. My favorite thing about the company is the way they build their physical workplaces. Booking has more than a dozen offices around the world. I’ve visited several of them, and no matter which one I’m in they are all instantly recognizable as a Booking office.
The offices don’t look identical—each uses the culture of its home country to add a unique spin—but they do all feel identical. Any one of their employees could fly from Amsterdam to New York, swipe their keycard, and instantly be in a familiar, comforting, energizing space. They can go from being strangers in a strange land to being in the comforts of their own “corporate home.”
To me, being able to provide this kind of ambient inclusion ...