Breaking Bad: how not to do it.
Breaking Bad is a critically acclaimed worldwide television series. It premiered in 2008 as a Sony Pictures Television production, and its broadcast ended in September 2013. It was created and produced by Vince Gilligan, who would give life to the unforgettable character Walter White, who in turn was masterfully played by Bryan Cranston.
Breaking Bad focuses on the story of a chemistry professor with financial problems, who, being this enough to complicate his life, is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. Given the situation, and wanting to ensure a better future for his family, he decides to start a very shady business that will lead him to countless situations that made this series a hit in all the years of its transmission.
Now, where does the space that would remain in the minds and hearts of the spectators enter into all this? This would be the office of attorney Saul Goodman (who would later also have his own series). But here’s a big detail to take into account: Goodman’s office would stick in time for all the wrong reasons.
For this motive, on this occasion, we have decided to focus on what should not be done with the office if we want to make it a renowned and truly beneficial place for employees and customers.
First of all, his waiting room is a complete mess. You cannot have clients in a place where they are almost on top of each other, and it is in very bad taste for the secretary/receptionist to address them from behind a glass.
A waiting room should recreate a pleasant space in which customers feel comfortable and welcome.
Let’s move on to the attorney Goodman’s office. In the first instance it is the classic law firm, full of shelves with many legal books and wooden furniture in dark tones, giving it an elegant and serious touch, which is undoubtedly not bad, but now comes the problem. What really stands out are elements of rather dubious taste, starting with the animal print tapestry on the sofas, and the no less uncomfortable little light emitted by the monotonous lamps in the place. This is an office that obviously would not give anyone a good impression.
A true office has to be a place that is attractive while positively affecting performance and productivity, where both clients and employees feel, albeit cliché, really at home.