Have you been lobbying the boss for a beer pong table ever since that story about Google's cool offices? This may help.
Having separate spaces for thinking, working and taking a breather may be a vital facet of workplace design, according to Eric Phillips, principal at Seattle-based architecture at NBBJ. He oversees the design and construction of offices for companies such as tech giants Alibaba, Samsung and Tencent.
Speaking to CNBC on the sidelines of the Echelon technology conference in Singapore, the design guru listed his top-five productivity-boosters that can be implemented without a monster budget.
"A lot of times, companies think they need a lot of money to get there. Actually no you don't, you need vision. The vision, sometimes on a simple dime, can take you a long way if deployed appropriately," Phillips said.