Adidas got something truly exceptional to its 70th birthday, which the company celebrated in August. The extensive World Of Sports complex in Herzogenaurach, Bavaria, was complemented by an office building called Arena. The building resembles a football stadium and as the name suggests, it should motivate employees to play sports.
The highest floor of modern office buildings is no longer just a place for air-conditioning because firms realize the value of their roofs and terraces and equip them for various relaxation activities, thus creating a diverse work environment and showing how important the balance between work and relaxation is for them.
One of the Czech branches of software company VEEAM is now housed in new offices in Prague-Holešovice. The three-storey space is divided into small closed offices, each for several employees. And you can find ping pong tables on every floor.
Do you have a climbing wall, a running track, a fitness center, and a bike room at your job? Modern offices are supporting their occupants’ healthy lifestyles right at the workplace, as a part of their efforts to improve their workplace cultures. Employees at a number of progressive companies are thus learning firsthand that a healthy body houses a healthy mind.
How are folks pedaling along in the different parts of Europe? We asked five people about their experiences with riding their bike, or even their scooter, to work. What advantages and disadvantages does motor-free transport present for them? What’s the ride like in different European metropolises? And how well is cycling supported by employers? Join us in taking inspiration from them and let your car take a well-deserved rest in its garage.