You wake up reluctantly, feeling groggy; you get ready for work mechanically, and you labor through the workday, just waiting for it to end– sounds familiar? For most of us, every day is mundane, something to be toiled through, and every Monday morning begins the weekend countdown!
Now imagine a workplace where you wouldn’t have to drag your feet to work! Fascinating, right? The world over, organisations are experimenting with innovative ideas to make workplaces interesting. Co-working space is one such example. It is a hub for like-minded professionals to network and build a community, creating a life beyond work while at the workplace.
Here’s a peek into some amazing workplaces where work is fun:
An organisation that needs no introduction, it is one of the most coveted places to work at. Other than the benefit of being associated with a brand name like Google, there are a host of attractive perks that make working for the organisation an experience in itself. These range from free fitness classes, gym memberships, on-site massages, free gourmet food services, parental leave policies and exciting vacation packages, etc. What’s more, Google offers its employees the flexibility to invest time in personal projects that they are passionate about, giving them the opportunity to indulge their creative streak.
Salesforce, the reputed cloud-computing technology firm, balances its work stress with irresistible benefits like fitness and massage facilities, free snacks and drinks, standing and treadmill desks and a dog-friendly environment that ensures job satisfaction for its employees. It encourages employee participation in philanthropic work, offering them a leave of 6 days in a year to participate in such activities and planning volunteer trips for their employees.
The employee benefits at Facebook do not end at transparent management and scope for innovation. A dynamic workplace shows concern for the health and well-being of its workforce. Besides, its fitness facilities and sumptuous meals and snacks, this tech titan goes out of its way to offer its employees other benefits such as on-site health and dental centres, and even laundry and dry cleaning services. Its benefit of 4-months parental leave for both mothers and fathers was welcomed with great enthusiasm by its employees. And oh, did we mention the active community involvement and competitive salary packages?
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HubSpot makes up for all the stuff that employees usually lose out on owing to their hectic professional lives by making the same available to them. Some of these are making their workplace pet-friendly, offering free beer and (hold your breath) unlimited vacation days!
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5. Boston Consulting Group
Boston Consulting Group holds track record of being the only organisation to have consistently made it to Glassdoor’s list of top 100 companiesfor a decade. Its vibrant company culture and the highest base package have ensured that it enjoys a healthy employee retention rate.
What sets these organisations apart from the rest? They do different things, and most importantly, they do things differently. Apart from regular work, their employee-centric policies and incentives help them connect with their workforce, making work interesting and refreshing for them.