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Best Benefits: Soda, Coffee, Field Trips, and Volunteerism

When people hear we’ve worked in both stationary and virtual workplaces, they always ask us which is better. And we always say it depends on the employee, the organization, and the topic at hand. And even then, it’s usually still split down the middle. As you’ve seen, it’s rarely about which is “better” and more about how things are tackled.

If you catch us on the right day, we’ll quietly admit that one wins over the other on certain topics. This chapter represents one. Like it or not, when it comes to things organizations offer—like free snacks and drinks; various working, napping, or gaming setups; or even field trips and group volunteer events—stationary has it on lock. But that’s ...

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