In an age when CEOs are sitting in cubicles, the desk is a treadmill, or the office is just a telecommute away, the way we work is changing. Companies aren't just innovating products (like underwater drones and 3-D headphones), they're innovating the workplace, too. Here, we highlight the best and brightest in San Diego, from women in corner offices and Navy pilots turned entrepreneurs to corporate campuses with volleyball courts, book clubs, and on-site bars, proving that work is not, as Oscar Wilde once said, “the curse of the drinking classes.” If a job is essential, let's make it enjoyable. Welcome to working in the 21st century.
Erin Meanley Glenny, Kimberly Cunningham, and Archana Ram | Photography by Robert Benson, Jenny Siegwart, and Paul Body