LOS ANGELES-Setting is one of the most important components of any story. The conventional  “corporate office” has played a starring role in countless movies and television shows over the years—consider Wall Street, Office Space, and of course, the hit television series aptly named, The Office. The problem is, “the office,” as a character, has become highly typecast, and not in the most positive way.

Recently, a new movie called The Internship turned the old character of “the office” completely on its head. This time, the setting—and arguably the star of the movie—was the Google corporate headquarters in the Bay Area, where everything we thought we knew about “the office” was different.  This office was collaborative, technology-driven, productive, efficient, exciting. And people not only wanted to be there, but actually thrived in it.

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