Facebook’s New HQ, and Other Industry News

We're mesmerized by the lobby at Facebook's new HQ. Photo by Nick Otto for the Washington Post.
We’re mesmerized by the lobby at Facebook’s new HQ. Photo by Nick Otto for the Washington Post.
  • “No coat rack. No office phone. [An employee’s] just-delivered dry cleaning, handled by Facebook, hangs by its metal hangers from the desk’s lip,” a (we imagine) slackjawed WaPo reporter observes of Facebook’s new HQ. “There are no cubicle walls. No partitions. [A] desk sits cheek to jowl in a pod with five other desks, a scene repeated across the cavernous Frank Gehry-designed space filled with 2,800 Facebook employees.” Read more and see other gorgeous photos here.
  • Speaking of which, though you might not work at Facebook, you may need to know a thing or two about Facebook at Work.
  • “[T]he nature of change in the workforce is accelerating as robots start to walk outside factories, the whir of drones grows louder in the air, and driverless cars are poised to join us on the streets in cities nationwide,” writes Brooks Rainwater for Co.Exist in a human-centered design deep-dive. “We are rapidly approaching an inflection point where the acceleration of these trends will bring about a sea change in the workforce.”
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