It’s not your father’s workplace anymore. From coats and ties, to casual Friday, to now jeans and t-shirts every day, your typical office environment has drastically changed. Today, 50% of managers say that employees wear less formal clothing than they did five years ago, and nearly one-third would prefer to be at a company with a business casual dress code. These changes have occurred all in the name of creating an environment that promotes productivity. Companies like Google and Netflix have even gone so far as to offer free gourmet cafeterias, massage rooms, and nap pods, to name just a few.
According to a 2016 Forbes article, the most sought-out benefits after pay are health care coverage and work flexibility, a benefit that wasn’t mainstream a decade ago but is today due to the sheer demands of work and our ‘always on’ society.
But you don’t have to be a part of a Fortune 50 company or a successful tech startup to experience these flexible schedules, benefits, and even Netflix-level ‘work perks.’ These local companies are well-known for their emphasis on creating a work environment that meets the needs of their workforce and in the process enhances productivity. Hear from their leaders on what work perks help create the best environment for productivity.