Thursday, 7 May 2009

Stairs? - No thanks, I'll take the slide!

Considerable attention from all over the world has been given to the new three storey slide installed in the Electric Works offices in Sheffield which opened in March. It is for staff to use when they feel like it - it certainly beats stairs for many. Even todays media covers a story on it.

They are not alone, the Google offices also have one. It's all about making the workplace exciting, vibrant, different and just plain fun - and why not? It is also about smart employers thinking outside the box and creating environments where staff want to work, and want to remain working! It's not the only feature of course, but the most unusual and the one attracting the most attention. It is about the entire environment and working experience.

I can't see us installing these in schools right now, it's not really in the BSG remit, but as someone said to me earlier; "why not?" Many of us can think of immediate answers but.........

Now if it were just for staff.......... but after all schools are for students...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the slide idea. I want one in my space at the top of the stairs. Blogs? I know of two. www.knowsleybsf.blogspot.com and www.ranjitreturns.blogspot.com
Some of the comments are specific and incomprehensible but they seems to be mainly a kick up the backside to the educational establishment. Worth a look but - well see what you think.

Emilio said...

http://deciloquequierass.blogspot.com/

Good Bloog my friend!! Congratulations!!

good luck!! See you!

Anonymous said...

love the slide....what about a ball pool as well....then maybe we could hire it out for birthday parties and bar mitzvahs.... i think i'm thinking out of my tree, let alone my box!