It’s 10 AM. You’ve finished your morning coffee, snuggled in a cozy beanbag. Creative juices are not flowing yet and you’re wondering if a 10-minute meditation in a massage chair is the therapy you need. It is.
No, you’re neither unemployed nor the manager of a theme park. You’re very much a 9-to-5 jobber, and a dedicated one at that. On this fine morning, you have to develop this year’s marketing presentation – full of long numbers and mundane details. But when you’re sitting in an oriental garden that is office sweet office, this normally routine task is injected with newfound enthusiasm. Welcome to the office of the future, where you feel at home, at a café, or even at one with nature.
Slides, swings, cafés, gaming corners, indoor gardens, beanbags and what not are popping up all over workspaces. Cubicles are passé as confined spaces and dull white-and-cream walls bow out to bright colors, quirky décor and personal touches.
Monday morning blues might just become a feeling you can’t identify with anymore.