To highlight the effects a great office space can have on culture and productivity, Keyser is shining the spotlight on organizations who place a high priority on their company culture. Today’s feature is on Tanga, a small, yet rapidly growing company that offers daily sales & weekly specials.
Tanga started out in a garage, not because it would make for a nice story about humble beginnings, but because the company was literally trapped in a garage. Both doors were jammed. The whole structure was encased in concrete. The only way out required MacGyver-esque heroics.
Today, Tanga has moved into an upbeat, enlightening headquarters based in Chandler, Arizona. Carefully developed common areas help foster an open, sharing, almost communal environment that represent the quirky-fun personality of the company. Movie posters line the walls to remind employees of what they’re working on, listing the company’s current projects as “Coming Soon” and recently completed initiatives as “Now Showing.” The beloved Tanga cowbell celebrates great sales or wonderful customer testimonials. People are stationed comfortably close together, working closely as teams, allowing Tanga to maximize the space as they expand and grow quickly.
In this post, we’ll highlight some of the unique aspects of the Tanga culture, as well as showcase their high energy HQ.
Tanga recently told their customers of their move to a bigger space and sent top customers pre-paid shipping labels to help them decorate by sending them anything (truly anything) that they felt represents Tanga.
Tanga makes sure to involve employees in all things that they do. A few of the unique things they do is put employee’s baby pictures on the wall, create movie posters to show what projects the company is working on, include all employees names on each movie poster, and last year, flew all employees and their families to Disneyland.
One of Tanga’s values is “I Will Not Pee On The Toilet Seat.” Tanga’s CEO and owner is obsessed with keeping the toilet clean. So naturally, Tanga employees started a meme wall devoted to the obsession.
Keyser would like to feature your organization and learn more about how your space has made an impact on how your company operates. If you’d like to be featured, please email Celeste Suarez. Keyser and our photographer will come to conduct a short, 15 minute interview about your company culture and photograph your office space. We’ll then feature your answers and photographs on the Keyser blog and social media accounts…just like the post above.