About motivation with the prefix "Super"
Remember the imperishable lines of BG from the song "Train on fire"? "Their children go crazy because they have nothing more to want ". Against this background, I wanted to immerse myself in the topic of staff motivation, finding something exotic. To tell the truth, at the very beginning the idea seemed banal, but, as is known, good fortune favors. Let's dig in this horn of corporate abundance and motivating excesses.
Google: I want that, I do not know what, because I already have everything
Google can be considered a trendsetter in matters of staff motivation. A lot of PR and even feature films tell the whole world that this is the best company on Earth. In addition to fantastic offices, the Internet corporation provides its people with playgrounds, swimming pools, free travel to the workplace, as well as other free services, including electric vehicles, food, medical services (on site), laundries, hairdressers, massage parlors. Also, every employee of Google has the right to dedicate 20% of his working time, that is, one day a week, to third-party projects not related to core business. These are less well known facts. From the curious, perhaps, very few people know that in case of the death of the employee, the company pays to his wife (wife) 50% of the salary of the deceased employee for another ten years.
Netflix: Flexible to 100%
In Netflix, concepts such as flexibility and freedom are reflected in everyday life. Employees solve work problems when it is convenient for them. The work schedule is a convention, only the result has value. The concept of vacation is also very conditional. Employees have the right to take "time-outs" when they want. In addition, in the first year after the birth (or adoption) of the child, one of the parents has the right to take as many days off as necessary.
Apple: motherhood on schedule
Time is the most valuable resource given to us by the creator. But you can spend it for the benefit of your beloved corporation. For example, in the "apple company" women are offered exclusive compensation - the cost of freezing the biomaterial (the cost of the procedure is approximately $ 10 thousand, and each year of storage - $ 500). Thus, a young mother can build a career indefinitely, hoping in the future to a surrogate mother.
Airbnb: money to travel
This young and dynamic startup, professing the culture of freedom and travel, allocates to each employee $ 2 thousand for the person to go wherever he wants most. In addition, the company's employees in various international offices can enjoy sailing, yoga or playing table tennis, and even take their pets with them to the office.
Yahoo: all the best to people
Yahoo in every possible way stimulates the personnel with sports initiatives: pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and even golf - all this is available within the corporate program. In addition, the company offers discounts on holidays at popular ski resorts and visits to a variety of theme parks. The company also conducts its own Oktoberfest and even finds time to organize special parties for employees of expectant children - baby shawers.
Parallels: health and comfort
In Parallels, a set of corporate benefits can be considered conditionally "standard" for the industry: insurance, parking, free lunches, compensation for fitness expenses, English classes, office recreation areas with tennis and massage, and family celebrations for employees and family members. On the other hand, it is also a classic to satisfy the needs of the majority.
Facebook: "sweet life" and children
Facebook can easily compete with Google for the title "The most-most" in matters of staff motivation. From the interesting, perhaps, it is possible to note that the company pays its employees $ 4 thousand at the birth of the child in addition to the four months of leave to care for him. Also, many trainees earn more than $ ?000 per month. This is due to the fact that Facebook offers its interns free housing and medical services.
Salesforce: on the road volunteering
The company helps employees find a person to care for elderly or aging parents, since a qualified nurse can sometimes be harder to find than a nanny for a child. In addition, the staff receives six paid days a year to volunteer, and they are given an annual $ ?00? which can be donated at their own discretion.
Twitter on needles
Along with all the "buns" that have become habitual for the IT sphere, Twitter offers employees acupuncture sessions and improvisation classes.
Gazprom: dreams come true
In fact, not only the gas monopolist has corporate mortgage programs for employees. The company subsidizes 50% of the down payment and interest on the loan. In addition, due to its relations with banks, the company is able to receive more favorable interest rates on loans.
And if the examples given above seem completely "bearded" to you, catch a couple of mildly speaking strange motivators.
Onebestway: English strawberry
Within the walls of this British company practice "naked Fridays". All employees get rid of clothes and internal complexes. The most shy can work in your underwear. In a word - a paradise for nudists, exhibitionists and other "sources".
Munich Re and "night butterflies"
Once the German insurers rewarded their employees with a non-standard corporation with the participation of "night butterflies". This immediately became the subject of public discussion. There was an event in the SPA-salon. To distinguish the waitress from the "special" guest could be on the ribbons on the hands: the waitresses were red, and the priestesses of love - yellow. Choose how and when to encourage or punish their subordinates - the right leader. According to the company's management, the main thing in this business is a sense of proportion. "Motivation of subordinates should be carried out, based on their needs and the interests of the organization," the company noted.
Summarizing, we can safely say that today in matters of staff motivation, the impulse of fantasy is limited only by the budget and the moral principles of owners or shareholders. In all other respects there is a solid field for experiments. I wonder what motivates you? Could you share your experience and give examples of beautiful, in your opinion, motivators?
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