Dropbox will have a soft opening for its new concept called Dropbox Studios, which aims to address the transition to hybrid work arrangements.
According to Drew Houston, CEO and cofounder of Dropbox, the past year or so has served as an awakening for many companies who are now reevaluating their workplace strategies to better accommodate their employees’ needs.
Houston said that Dropbox in particular is rethinking its office design in a way that addresses the fact that it does not need permanent space in a building.
“We focused on having really great curated in-person experiences, some of which we coordinate at the company level and then some of which you can go into our studios, which have been refitted to support more collaboration,” said Houston.
Dropbox Studios focuses on supporting more collaborative opportunities between colleagues, featuring coffee shops that create a casual feel. The spaces also offer conference rooms, as well as classrooms for training sessions and group learning.
In essence, Dropbox Studios aims to serve as an environment that features the aspects of the office that employees actually miss, such as in-person interactions and community.
Moving forward, Dropbox aims to open dedicated studios in city’s such as San Francisco, Seattle, Tokyo and Tel Aviv.