It turned out flexible and contributed to strengthening communication and cooperation among the departments. The planning process was started with surveying over 5,000 employees from different eBay offices on their preferences for the company office. They unanimously emphasized the need for small negotiation rooms for informal talks.
This way the separate rooms for thinking, focus groups, meetings, working on projects, breaks etc appeared. As a result of such design the connection between different departments significantly improved, cleverer use of space allowed to increase the density without any damage to comfort. And, of course, the bright and positive atmosphere creates ambiance, which influences the labor capacity greatly.