Will future UK offices be as much about fun as work as we see the trend moving across the pond. We know office space is very expensive and a lot of companies realise not all jobs need to be done from an office, therefore saving energy, space and money.
As we continue to drill down on data we collate from office usage, I think we will continue to see super-desks that allow offices to become collaboration hubs, making them more attractive places to work.
Would a slide in the office persuade you into work? I'm undecided but I wouldn't mind a sleep pod.
Google's headquarters in Zurich has a massage room, aquarium and a slide to deliver engineers smoothly and quickly to the canteen. Deloitte's Amsterdam office was designed with one empty room on each floor for employees to put what they wanted in them - most have gone for games such as table football. At LinkedIn's Californian HQ there is a music room, stocked with keyboards, drums, guitars and audio equipment. And allowing employees to bring their pets to work is increasingly common.