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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Office or Daycare?

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:

  1. Google is flush with cash and views this as providing a greater ROI than other possible investments
  2. 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?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (1)
Monterey John said...

If that is a reflection of the quality of their business decisions, well, remind me to take another look at my portfolio.