Over the last few years, many tech companies have embraced "core values"
with religious fervor. In this post, I want to explain what core values are, why
most are meaningless, and what can be done to make them better.
Looking back over the last decade, I've had a lot of great experiences in the offices
of my employers and for the most part these spaces have been comfortable. However,
there are certain office features that I've encountered at company after company that are not
optimal and end up unnecessarily lowering productivity and happiness. In this post, I want to
call these features out and describe how they can be fixed.