Our team has created an office layout fit for a millennial employee. Corporate offices and cookie-cutter workspaces are not popular with our generation, and we believe that where you work should be as comfortable as where you go to end your day. We’ve rounded up some elements that we believe make our office stand out to guests, partners, and Imagineer candidates who visit.
When you think of the traditional American office, it tends to be that cubical, black suit and tie, creative sucking environment depicted in movies and lived by many. Far from that - Industrious is meant to spark ideas and to inspire collaboration. It’s a space that goes far beyond a desk and chair and delivers a millennial-friendly destination where creative companies and young talent thrive.
Industrious carved us out an office here at, Ponce City Market where 30,000 square feet is dedicated to a live-work-play environment. The market’s nearly century old structure offers history and character. “Ponce is where everyone seems to want to be,” said Community Coordinator Florence Hudson. Not only do members have access to private offices and shared conference rooms but there’s an indoor park, a meditation space and even a “secret” door that opens into another room. Office events are held frequently to help boost the moral. We all know that Wednesday are a middle of the week drag, but thank the Lord we can look forward to happy hour at the office - beer and popcorn...it’s the perfect combination of motivation and relaxation. What else could you ask for? Oh well maybe the free massages once a month or the catered lunches, coffee tastings and free give-aways.
With such a wide range of businesses there is constantly opportunities to learn and connect. Pinterest is right next door and Pivotal is down the hall. “We want a diverse background. We want our community to know about others,” said Justin Stewart, a Co-Founder of Industrious Office.
For us imaginers a tradition cubical farm simply won’t do, Industrious is the perfect place to get creative and social - we feel right at home!
Secretly, every person joins a social network to amass a cult like following in order to, somehow, monetize that following and be propelled into super duper stardom. Somewhere along the way you may want to tell all your childhood haters “I told you so.” Okay, maybe not all that, but social media platforms have leveled the playing field, due to low or no cost for advertising to reach millions of people. Every day individuals now have the chance to have their message heard and identifiable by segments of the world that weren’t though of in the past. Case and point, Michelle Phan began publishing make-up tutorials on YouTube back in 2007 when she was just 20 years of age. Fast forward 8 years, 7.5 million YouTube and 1 billion views later she is now one of the biggest, if not the biggest, stars on YouTube making Forbes 30 under 30 list. As a result of her fame and hard work she in now launching an online network dubbed ICON in partnership with Ednemol Beyond, who has produced shows like American Idol, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Man vs. Food just to name a few.
Michelle Phan will be creative director and responsible for curating and creating original content for millenials across Roku, Pluto TV, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter. To help her in this massive feat she has recruited fellow YouTube stars Ann Le (AnneorShine), Cassey Ho (Blogilates), Promise Phan (Dope211) and Charis Lincoln (CharismaStarTV), just to name a few. Phan’s goal is to build a community, "A community for all of us. This community would be built on infinite possibilities with positive, uplifting stories. Where you can come to be your best self; where you can come to find friends you can lean on." Makes sense when you think about how she got her start in the social media community that allowed her to be herself.
Sources: Mashable, Forbes & Michelle Phan
Blog By: Jason McKissic