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Google invented a hot desk that remembers what you like - and it solves one of the biggest frustrations of sharing a work space

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California.
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Google invented a new type of hot desk that remembers an employee's preferences.
When a worker scans their badge, the desk will automatically adjust to the right height and tilt.
The prototype desk is part of a broader overhaul of Google's offices, The New York Times reports.
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For Google employees, the future of work might be an intelligent desk that adjusts to your needs. A new piece from The New York Times' Daisuke Wakabayashi dives into how Google is preparing...
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Google is scrapping its famous, lavish staff buffets as its reopens its offices, but employees can still get free food

6 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Google staff eating at its Mountain View employee cafe in 2005.
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Google staff will no longer be able to get eat from its buffet-style spreads, The New York Times .
As staff return to offices, they will instead get free boxed meals and individually packaged snacks.
Google's massage rooms, fitness centers, and shuttle buses will also be off limits.
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Google is well known for its staff perks , and has been credited with starting the trend of high-quality, free corporate catering. When staff return to...
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