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Key card, wallet, phone — this is the mantra of every office worker before they leave the house in the morning. At Epicenter in Stockholm Sweden, some employees are carrying a lighter load because they have a microchip access pass implanted in
Hubspot is the hub of the tech scene in Boston. But with over a thousand employees at its Cambridge campus, how do they make sure everyone gets a chance to meet each other? Forget name tags! And get ready for a massive game of musical chairs!
For most people, vending machines answer the cries of mid-afternoon hunger pangs. But not at Zendesk. The software company stocks its vending machines with much more than candy bars and potato chips. This is Zendesk's Vending Machine Hack. To s
However you pronounce it, GIFs are handy animated images great for cat lovers, and office workers looking to turn up the fun so when the microblogging site Tumblr wanted something to snazz-up its New York office, guess what they built? This is
It's normal to feel a little lost when you start working at a new office. But what about disoriented long-time employees? Shutterstock discovered it's one thing to have an impressive, sprawling office in downtown New York City, but it's quite a
Some companies will go to great lengths to inspire creativity and innovation. But maybe none go quite as far as this architectural firm in Vancouver, Canada. This is HCMA's Artist Hack. To see photos and learn more, check out: http://bit.ly/HCM
Beta testing new ideas for your product can be nerve wracking. Getting the right environment is key. This is what makes this beta-test hack at mobile payment company, Square, so genius. See photos of this and more on our blog at http://bit.ly/s
San Francisco-based company: Runnable helps developers test their code before it gets released. Their hack? A novel notification system so officemates can’t help but know when a new feature is being deployed. Because let’s face it - everyone ge
Your office may have a coffee bar, or a slick kitchen with much on offer. Perhaps your workplace even has a ping pong table or a video game area. Well, LinkedIn may have you beat. The professional network’s office in Sunnyvale, California has a
Being on the road and working away from home can be lonely.. especially for those bonded to their pets. A live feed between you and your pet would be awesome, but maybe not that realistic. This office hack is the next best thing. This is Shanno
Remote workers and colleagues in other cities can often mean different time zones. But like any busy worker bee, it’s easy to forget someone might still be sleeping when you’re madly pinging them for something. That’s where today’s office hack
Listen to how San Francisco-based Mulesoft used a Raspberry Pi, their own products and unflappable determination to connect a Commodore 64 to the future. For details on how Mulesoft did this, and for photos - check out: http://bit.ly/Muleadore
When you think of how you spend your spare time, pursuing pet projects, building, playing, reading… we’re almost positive designing an analytics program wouldn’t be on your leisure-time list. But it did make the list of one guy, and the projec
It’s lunch time. You’re dreaming of that fantastic little restaurant on the corner but you know others dream of it too, which makes going there an exercise in long line-ups and extended food pick-up. If only you could order your lunch with the
There are times for hyperbole in business and then there are… wait, are there ever good times for hyperbole in business? Sometimes, you can read a company’s entire website and still have no idea what it does. Page after page littered with jargo
We’re dedicating the month of October to beer. Well, beer hacks in the workplace, to be specific. Today we go to a place that makes architectural metals. Vector Custom Fabricating has a small, tight team of employees. One thing that bonds them?
It’s October. So what better hack to feature than one involving beer! In fact, we’re dedicating this month to beer hacks only. So pop a top, relax and listen to how Sparc, a software development company out of Charleston, SC, lets its staff kno
Today’s Envoy Office Hack has a name: Danielle. Danielle is changing the work culture at Lululemon’s head office every day, twice a day. This ‘unplugged’ office hack says a lot about the authenticity of the company behind it. This is Lululemon’
There’s nothing better than free food at the office, unless you hear about it after the fact when not a crumb remains. One company created a way to ensure any food up-for-grabs is known to all, easily and automagically. This is Razorfish’s Fish
Let’s face it, the act of buzzing people into your office building is a pain in the neck. That’s why we love this week’s hack. Chicago-based LaunchPad Lab came up with a way to re-route a door buzzer so that there would be no more workplace dis
Parking can be a frustrating experience at the best of times. But imagine having your car being boxed-in at work every day. Today’s Envoy Office Hack takes us to a rooftop parking lot in San Francisco - and one inventive hack that cooled a lot
Money can be such a motivator. Even fake money. Just ask Zappos, the online shoe retail giant. Zappos has its own mini-economy with custom currency, goods, lotteries, even inflation. This is definitely one of our more sophisticated hacks. Here
Today’s Envoy Office Hack might make you feel a little nostalgic. It comes to us from a San Francisco-based company that specializes in innovating all things telecom. Twilio’s hack involves an old school rotary-dial phone and the modern day tex
TV isn’t what it used to be. It’s so much better! Especially at Mozilla where TV content can be programmed by anyone and for any environment. Hear how Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, hacked together a TV system for its offices. This is Mozilla’
Calling a meeting is one thing. Involving a remote employee in that meeting can be another. A little bit more planning is generally involved. But what if you could hack together a device that launched meetings with remote employees at the press
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