- â€K,â€ a new employee at Overture, an online advertising company, received an order from his boss, saying, â€We have a meeting on Jeju Island at 9:00 a.m. Please for prepare the meeting now.â€
Upon hearing the order, he began to pack a travel bag, saying, â€It is great that we have a meeting on Jeju Island. My company is different.â€ However, his co-workers didnâ€™t move. Later, he found that Jeju Island was the name of a meeting room.
Yup, according to Donga.com, the latest trend is to name corporate meeting rooms after hot resort areas in the effort, presumably, to make employees feel like they're somewhere a lot more fun than the 14th floor conference room.
But why stop with the meeting rooms? Everyone should be able to name their cubicle after somewhere a little more enticing. So, just for today, I'll be working in Tahiti. Care to join me? (Actually, I decorated the home office I telecommute from with a bit of a tropical theme—and I think it does help me de-stress on those stressful days. I'd post a photo if I dared.)