I was sent an email the other day about the business premises of Google (The parent company of this blog!) It was truly amazing. It had slides and fireman's poles to get down from one floor to another. There were rooms to relax in, free food, and games like pool. An incredible atmosphere to work in. How unlike my first office experiences in London 50 years ago, where bosses seemed to enjoy keeping their serf-like employees in Victorian conditions.
Many years ago I was given MacGregor's book of management. In it he expounded his X and Y theories. Theory X was that people wanted to work and management's job was to help them do it in the best way for the company. Theory Y was that people didn't want to work and management had to make them.
It's not hard to figure out how Google approached these theories, and they seem to have found some success! As can be seen from this site http://1dak.com/people/google-office-pictures-47-pics/