Each year, over 3,000 people fly in from around the world to visit a very special and unusual company.
Located next to a Korean Barbecue in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from the outside Menlo Innovations seems unremarkable. But when visitors walk inside, they are surprised to see no offices, no cubes, not even walls. Stranger still, this software design company has only one computer for every two programmers.
What visitors to Menlo are looking for, however, has nothing to do with physical office space or equipment. They are looking for the keys that unlock an engaging culture.
Richard Sheridan, co-founder and CEO of Menlo Innovations, describes their joyful culture in his book, Joy, Inc. – How We Built a Workplace People Love.
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