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Most surprising of all is an ‘acquarium water lounge’ for relaxation that allows tired staff to rest fully-clothed inside a bathtub and contemplate the gentle and soothing movement of fish swimming in a series of tanks. It is a stunning and popular feature and shows the value of contemplation space for all ages – a workplace setting that is shielded from
managerial surveillance, that is quiet and about letting your mind go free. The Google Zurich demographic is not typical of many of the corporate organisations we studied, but the company’s willingness to provide space for rest and contemplation as well as concentration and collaboration is certainly inclusive and points the way forward.