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Why do companies mow the lawn?

It’s expensive and a pain in the butt.

We just had a meeting at McDonald’s headquarters — with a natural forest outside the window.

Very nice, and a lot less work.

What could you STOP doing and get a better result?

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  1. Loren McDonald August 22, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    Laziness. We’ve always done it that way. Unwillingness to be different. Conformity. Fear of change.

  2. Nikki May Web Content Writer August 24, 2010 at 2:28 am #

    What a wonderful view – I am sure no one would fail to get great inspiration when working against such a beautiful backdrop!

    Must companies are located in central locations where they have a patch of loan in front of them that needs to be mowed.

    I would happily work in an office with that forest day!

  3. robbmc September 22, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    I had a similar experience when I visited the Linn factory near Glasgow where they manufacture hi-end audio equipment.

    After a free, 3 hour tour of the very clinical factory and following a free lunch at the staff canteen we were treated to an audio demonstration of a £20,000 stereo system with a very similar view from the large windows behind.

    Probably just a byproduct of having to place a large factory somewhere but I feel they kept from maintaining it as they are selling hi tech equipment supposed to reproduce sound in the most natural way possible. Very effective.

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