Flashback Friday: The Employee Lounge – Ho Hum to Playful Fun

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The idea is still the same, take a break from work, but the evolution of the employee lounge has changed drastically.  Whether you choose to socialize a bit and spend time playing something to take your mind off of work or isolate yourself in the corner for a mental break from everything and everyone, the modern day lounge has become everyone’s “happy place”.  The trend over recent years has been toward employers offering the relaxing oasis and office playgrounds as a perk to retain employees and keep them on property.  Anything goes from swings and slides that were previously exclusive to the outdoors to gaming & sporting equipment that rival something of an adult Disneyworld.

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AOL Head Quarters – Palo Alto, California
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YouTube – San Bruno, California
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United Therapeutics Silver Spring, MD
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For further inspiration on creating unique lounge areas, check out our boards on Office Playgrounds  Bringing Outdoors In and  Lounge Areas.

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