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#48 - Epicenter’s Micro Chip Hack

5/22/2017
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Key card, wallet, phone — this is the mantra of every office worker before they leave the house in the morning. At Epicenter in Stockholm Sweden, some employees are carrying a lighter load. That's because they have a microchip access pass implanted in their hand. All cyborgs welcome...

Duration:00:05:24

#47 - Hubspot's Seat Shuffle and FaceWall Hack

5/8/2017
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Hubspot is the hub of the tech scene in Boston. But with over a thousand employees at its Cambridge campus, how do they make sure everyone gets a chance to meet each other? Forget name tags! And get ready for a massive game of musical chairs!

Duration:00:04:44

#46 - Zendesk's Vending Machine Hack

4/24/2017
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For most people, vending machines answer the cries of mid-afternoon hunger pangs. But not at Zendesk. The software company stocks its vending machines with much more than candy bars and potato chips. This is Zendesk's Vending Machine Hack.

Duration:00:04:43

#45 - Tumblr's GIF Hack

4/10/2017
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However you pronounce it, GIFs are handy animated images great for cat lovers, and office workers looking to turn up the fun so when the microblogging site Tumblr wanted something to snazz-up its New York office, guess what they built? This is Tumblr's GIF Hack.

Duration:00:05:35

#44 - Shutterstock's Wayfinder Hack

3/27/2017
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It's normal to feel a little lost when you start working at a new office. But what about disoriented long-time employees? Shutterstock discovered it's one thing to have an impressive, sprawling office in downtown New York City, but it's quite another to ensure your staff can find the washrooms. To see photos and learn more, check out: http://bit.ly/2o9POGv

Duration:00:06:20

#43 - HCMA's Artist Hack

3/13/2017
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Some companies will go to great lengths to inspire creativity and innovation. But maybe none go quite as far as this architectural firm in Vancouver, Canada. This is HCMA's Artist Hack. To see photos and learn more, check out: http://bit.ly/HCMAart

Duration:00:06:25

#36 - Joyent's Mario Kart Hack

12/5/2016
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When you think of how you spend your spare time, pursuing pet projects, building, playing, reading… we’re almost positive designing an analytics program wouldn’t be on your leisure-time list. But it did make the list of one guy, and the project brought unexpected benefits to his company. This is Joyent’s Mario Kart Hack. For photos & more info, go to: http://bit.ly/Kartlytics

Duration:00:06:13

#35 - The Atlantic's Lunch Button

11/21/2016
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It’s lunch time. You’re dreaming of that fantastic little restaurant on the corner but you know others dream of it too, which makes going there an exercise in long line-ups and extended food pick-up. If only you could order your lunch with the press of a button and then breeze in to pick it up. If you emulate today’s office hack, compliments of a reporter at The Atlantic, you can do just that. This is The Atlantic’s Lunch Button. To read more about this hack, go to: http://bit.ly/LunchButton

Duration:00:06:50

#33 - Vector Custom Fabricating’s Beer Hack

10/24/2016
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We’re dedicating the month of October to beer. Well, beer hacks in the workplace, to be specific. Today we go to a place that makes architectural metals. Vector Custom Fabricating has a small, tight team of employees. One thing that bonds them? Making beer at work. It’s an off-hours project, but one that has had unexpected benefits for workplace camaraderie. This is Vector Custom Fabricating’s Beer Hack. To see photos and learn more, check out the blog: http://bit.ly/VectorNector

Duration:00:04:58

#32 - Sparc's Beer 30 Hack

10/10/2016
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It’s October. So what better hack to feature than one involving beer! In fact, we’re dedicating this month to beer hacks only. So pop a top, relax and listen to how Sparc, a software development company out of Charleston, SC, lets its staff know it’s beer 30! This is Sparc’s Beer 30 Hack.

Duration:00:08:02

#27 - Zappos Money Hack

8/29/2016
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Money can be such a motivator. Even fake money. Just ask Zappos, the online shoe retail giant. Zappos has its own mini-economy - with custom currency, goods, lotteries, even inflation. This is definitely one of our more sophisticated hacks. Here is Zappos Money Hack.

Duration:00:05:36

#26 - Twilio's Phone Hack

8/22/2016
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Today’s Envoy Office Hack might make you feel a little nostalgic. It comes to us from a San Francisco-based company that specializes in innovating all things telecom. Twilio’s hack involves an old school rotary-dial phone and the modern day text message. This is Twilio’s Phone Hack. To read more about how this hack was made and to see some photos, go to: http://bit.ly/2bJKYLa

Duration:00:07:06

#25 - Mozilla's TV Hack

8/15/2016
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TV isn’t what it used to be. It’s so much better! Especially at Mozilla where TV content can be programmed by anyone and for any environment. Hear how Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, hacked together a TV system for its offices. This is Mozilla’s TV Hack. To read more about how this hack was made and to see some photos, go to: http://bit.ly/2aYzm6k

Duration:00:06:03

#24 - Devpost's Call Serena Hack

8/8/2016
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Calling a meeting is one thing. Involving a remote employee in that meeting can be another. A little bit more planning is generally involved. But what if you could hack together a device that launched meetings with remote employees at the press of a button? If that’s music to your ears, you’re going to love this week’s office hack: Devpost’s Call Serena Hack.

Duration:00:06:00

#23 - Twitter Unplugged

8/1/2016
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When life gets out of balance, sometimes you just need to unplug. Restore peace and calm. Even one of the most social of social media giants agrees. Twitter’s office hack is a quiet room in its Canadian office where nary a tweet can be heard. This is Twitter Unplugged.

Duration:00:06:13

#22 - O2E's Imagination Hack

7/25/2016
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This is a story about a wall that brought out the grandest of visions and brought together an unstoppable team. This week’s office hack is O2E’s Imagination Hack.

Duration:00:06:17

#21 - IFTTT's Sign Hack

7/18/2016
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IFTTT stands for If This Then That, which is literally how this web-based service works. IFTTT lets you connect apps and devices through “recipes”. And what better way for IFTTT to show off what its about, than through an IFTTT “recipe” anyone can do? This is exactly what they did, using their company sign as the hackable target. This is the IFTTT’s sign hack. Read more about this hack, and get some handy dandy IFTTT recipes at: http://bit.ly/ifttt_sign

Duration:00:04:59

#20 - Slack's Washroom Hack

7/11/2016
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In this week’s Envoy Office Hack we visit Slack’s San Francisco office. More specifically, we visit its washrooms. Slack staff more than doubled at this office in a relatively short amount of time, creating a lot more traffic in company bathrooms. More traffic meant more potential for awkward social moments between washroom stalls. The solution? A little French influence… For photos and more details on this workplace hack, check out: http://bit.ly/Slack_Hack

Duration:00:06:14

#19 - SapientNitro's Changing Walls

7/5/2016
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At SapientNitro, glowing blue walls mean there are bagels up for grabs in the office. Green walls mean it’s time for lunch. And floating kitty cats mean someone hacked the digital walls for fun. The new Toronto digs are designed to inspire creativity and to invite experimentation. These are SapientNitro’s Changing Walls. To see photos of these walls and to read more about how they work, check out: http://bit.ly/ChangingWalls

Duration:00:06:45

#18 - Zapier’s Bot Family

6/27/2016
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Some people have office pets. Zapier has office bots. Listen to how this entirely remote team of co-workers bonded over a rogue mom-bot and a bad-joke-telling dad-bot. It’s proof that maybe even virtual moms and dads should steer clear of your office. See photos and read more about this on our blog: http://bit.ly/BotFamily

Duration:00:05:48