From cubicle farms to cafeteria food, life at the office can be pretty boring and, at times, annoying.
But some companies have figured out that if you get a little creative, and offer a few extra perks, it can go a long way toward keeping employees happy – and more productive.
In this day and age of cutbacks and downsizing, that’s pretty extraordinary.
Maybe it’s a cool gathering place, with bean-bag chairs, couches or café seating, that makes people excited to go to meetings – not to mention it keeps them from talking loudly in front of other co-workers’ desks!
Or maybe it’s not a physical thing but a creative policy like offering employees unlimited vacation time or flexible hours, with the caveat that they have to deliver above-average results, or they’re out.
Oh, and if you think it’s just the private companies having all that fun, you'd be wrong: Half of them are public.
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By Cindy Perman
Posted 8 Oct 2010