A co-worker of mine forwarded these pictures of Google's office in Zurich. Here are a couple of pics, but you should visit the site to see all of them:
Two obvious points about the pictures:
- Google is flush with cash and views this as providing a greater ROI than other possible investments
- The infantilization of Europe is complete, since in order for people to be productive, they must be put into environments which resemble a toddler's daycare center.
My co-worker was impressed with how fun the office looked... and it does. But, do our offices really need a twirly slide, nap & massage rooms, and Xboxes to be productive?
ARC: St Wendeler