I was speaking to someone today that had suggested their business invest in a communal seating area for their office. They cited that a few very successful companies had this arrangement in their offices, and how it turned in to a breeding ground for creative discussions and a friendly atmosphere.
The person spoke to their manager and received the response "when we are turning over the cash they are, then we can have a communal area".
I think their manager may have cause and effect a little mixed up here.
At this other company was it the cash that brought the creative atmosphere? Or was it the creative atmosphere that underpinned the company and helped bring in the cash?
When in life something seems a little different, ask yourself, is this the effect of doing something great? or is this the catalyst for doing something great?