I recently came across an interesting German documentary called Work Hard, Play Hard, which I wrote about at Compensation Cafe. The basic premise is that you create an ultra cool and inviting work environment that entices people to stick around longer and work harder.
Oh, and the underlying theme is that they’re being exploited.
I thought the idea of deliberately making employees feel at home in the workplace in order to exploit them was interesting so I floated it to Dave Ryan last time we were chatted and we decided to write about it as our next project social topic.
Ironically I didn’t have time to write about it for several weeks as I was too busy with work. Let me just say here that I don’t have a particularly cool office, I just work a lot. Dave was very understanding and proposed the following title: ‘Making employees slaves & millionaires.’
We’d love to hear where you stand on the whole sneaky employee exploitation question.