OK, I reckon I could work here. Bargain shopping site Catch Of The Day’s head office in Melbourne has lots of perks: a basketball court, an on-site gym, loads of meeting and collaboration space, and a giant slide in the entrance foyer.
The Catch Group (which runs daily deals site Scoopon, discount online food store GroceryRun, mum-centred retailer Mumgo and take away and delivery ordering service EatNow as well as Catch Of The Day) settled in the Mulgrave office after a period of frequent relocation. ‘”We moved our offices four times in four years so we decided to go for something bigger to allow for growth,” founder Gabby Leibovich told Lifehacker. “We’re occupying 60 per cent of the place right now.”
The offices were formerly used by Adidas, and the company decided to maintain the gym and basketball course which Adidas had placed on the premises. “A lot of people train at lunchtime,” Leibovich said. “It’s not a large investment to put into your people, and you get so much more from it.”
The same philosophy drove the inclusion of foosball and snooker tables and the placement of meeting and relaxation areas throughout the building. “My general theory with life is work is that if you give more, you get more out of it. We spend so much of our lives at work every day. I want to encourage people to enjoy work and have fun at work.”