Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

3-2007

Abstract

Free gourmet food, 24-hour gym, yoga classes, in-house doctor, on-site haircuts, dry cleaner, nutritionist, swimming pool ... .These are just some of the perks Google -- and many other organizations -- offer employees. Companies have their reasons, of course: They want to attract and retain the best knowledge-workers they can, help them work long hours by feeding them gourmet meals on-site and handling time-consuming personal chores, and show them that they are valued members of the team. But, as Wharton faculty point out, there may be a potential downside to all this largesse.

Disciplines

Business | Human Resources Management

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1042

Subject(s)

Human Resources

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