FarmVille game makers relax with tai chi exercises, other perks
Friday, 30 March 2012
If you're on Facebook, chances are you've run into friends' requests to join them in games like FarmVille or Mafia Wars. How did these games get so popular? It may be the work ethic behind their creators at Zynga, who are lucky enough to work in a facility that offers them tai chi exercises and other perks.
"When my niece and nephew came to (the old) Zynga and saw people sitting around, working on computers, that was a letdown," chief executive Mark Pincus told USA Today. "We're trying to help our players socialize and have community, so it never sat well with me that you're sitting in a quiet cubicle designing a party."
Stocks in Zynga have soared, and many of the perks are being passed on to employees. Within the company's present San Francisco facility, workers enjoy free cafeteria food, a sports bar, music throughout the building and the right to decorate their surroundings however they want, according to Portfolio.com.
Perhaps most importantly, they have access to a wellness center in case they are ever in need of energy healing therapy, including yoga, tai chi and acupuncture.
Holistic healing at work? It's no wonder these people are so creative!