Spring Fever in the PlattForm Cabana
Almost every day is a party at PlattForm, but with the arrival of spring, things are really heating up. Spring fever has hit with full force, evidenced by the appearance of flip-flops, shorts, capris and t-shirts. A few PlattFormers are sporting new tans (hmmm ... spray on, perhaps?) and outdoor lunches and meetings are becoming more common.
I take the casual dress code at PlattForm for granted most of the time, but come spring, I can't help but love the fact that I can wear sandals, skirts and t-shirts to work. With such a laid-back atmosphere, it's easy to let your creativity run away with you, as Steve Booth, our COO and PlattForm penny-pincher, has recently discovered.
Here are some of the wacky requests he's received from employees in the past two weeks:
- Lawn chairs, umbrellas, wireless laptops and those coconut cups with the mini straws in them
- A retractable roof
- Ice cream vending machines
- Daily afternoon naps in hammocks emblazoned with the company logo
- A dunking booth
- Water balloons and Super Soakers for those team-building exercises
- More grass, less concrete in the parking lot
While there's little doubt in anyone's mind that these seemingly innocent requests will be denied (there is work to be done, folks!), it's still fun to dream about the possibilities.
And the great thing about PlattForm? You can dream. As a matter of fact, it's very easy to take some of the requests above and turn them into "work." What about a TV commercial showing a man frustrated in his job dreaming about doing the very things listed above? Then, what if he found out that with career training in the right field, he could work for himself from home?
The possibilities are endless, and here at PlattForm, the freedom to find and create those possibilities is one of the best perks of all.