Employees at Google’s new development center in
air hockey, darts and Foosball in the games room.
If they need to de-stress they can pop down to nearby
massage therapist and free gym membership. It also has a ‘quiet room’ with a massage
chair and wonderful views of the water.
The serious side is that Google is addressing a problem that every company faces.
Attracting and retaining the right people. Google faces stiff opposition from companies
like Amazon.com and Microsoft Corp and wants to portray itself as a fun place
to work that does things a little differently.
Allowing your pet to join you at work is certainly a little different. I
imagine it creates a few hygiene issues but no doubt its one of the
reasons why Google is able to attract the ‘right’ people from all over the world.