This doesn’t look like the work of a company that has its stock trading at more than $600 a share. Google had a decorate-your-cube contest, and the work of the two winning departments shows that the company clearly isn’t short of creative folk. Most workers would probably just arrange their used, discarded coffee cups in a new way.
But Google’s Data team turned their space into a real-life version of the pixelated but charming world of Super Mario Brothers, and the Analytics department went with a Jumanji theme. Apparently that group had a motion sensor box that set off a tiger’s roar when someone walked past. This is what comes out of your data and analytics departments? Wow.—Gregory Mone