Remember when the answer to “What’s it like to work for your company?” was a laundry list of cool office perks? “Oh, it’s so great! We have Ping-Pong tables, rooftop lounges and free lunches.”
Looking back, those pre-pandemic conversations seem almost comical today. These types of enticing office perks were everywhere in the BC (before-COVID) world, but now that we’ve had a year to refocus our priorities, let me ask you… were they really worth it?
In-office culture, topped with the hottest happy hour trends, comped meals, and break room games, used to be a way for companies to differentiate themselves and stay attractive to a new generation of workers. But these trendy perks were more for vanity than real value – fuelled by a race to be cool and veiled by superficiality.