Employers are always looking for unique ways to motivate their employees. These days, perks come in all shapes and sizes.
At Google, they offer a “chair-helmet energy pod” that will lull you to sleep with “soothing sounds.” Local search site Yelp offers its workers an on-site mini bar and adult beverage machines called “KegMates.” Abercrombie and Fitch gives its employees scooters to get around their sprawling corporate campus.
But opinions vary on whether lavish incentives actually improve productivity, according to Forbes writer Jacquelyn Smith.
Stanford University Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer says added benefits only work when the company has a positive corporate culture.