I love my soon-to-be family but anytime I leave Austin for Baton Rouge I end up getting sick, having my head examined, or getting surgery. My body cannot handle ecosystems external to Texas.
Instead of open office suites, ping pong tables, free lunches, and happy hours, companies should trade in their modern perks for simply working less hours. There has to be a point of diminishing returns to forced, focused creativity. Are there any leading tech companies attempting this approach? Has it proved a failure in ROI? I want more data.