On DumbLittleMan today there was a post on creating the perfect environment. After reading the article, I stood up and looked around our office. We’ve been in these offices for a little over a year, and I think everyone is much happier and more productive here.

Orange day in full force!


Here we are standing in front of just one of the buildings we worked in. Three buildings in all, but one of those buildings was separated into 3 largish type rooms. There was very little space and half the offices went without natural light.

When we moved, it was like stepping from the basement into the penthouse.

Here’s a view of the inside of our new offices – (I say new, but it will be two years in July!)


One whole side of the office is windows and everyone is grouped in into teams, that’s the customer care team you see right in front with the web development team in the next bullpin over.

Communication improved, smiles brightened, laughter was passed around more frequently and in general a more cohesive working environment came out of that change.

Alex, at DLM lists sunlight, flowers, laughter, integrity and respect as some of the things vital for a happy and successful environment, and I think we’ve got that going on here at PAS in spades.

I’d love to hear from you on how you improved the environment of your business. What little changes happened to make your company culture one that is more productive and energetic?

‘Chelle Parmele
Social Media Marketing Manager
Palo Alto Software