The content that Greatist publishes emphasizes the importance of being both healthy and happy. The Greatist office is engineered in that same vein—employees aren’t forced to choose between maintaining their sanity and being successful at work. The company conducts regular “happiness audits” to ensure the mental health of employees. In addition, fitness and professional skills classes are available to all.
Greatist is an open office, spatially speaking, and the workplace dynamics mirror the office’s physical openness. There’s a real emphasis on communication and teamwork at Greatist. In lieu of performance reviews, employees participate in “tours of duty.” Informally, the open flow of communication often takes place in the office kitchen—everyone’s favorite gathering spot.