The Jakarta Post
Founder of money.co.uk Chris Morling has been named “Britain’s best boss” because of the lavish workplace he has crafted and benefits he provides for his employees.
In the workplace described by the Mirror as "a Grade II-listed castle that has undergone a £3 million [US$3.7 million] renovation", Morling built a playground office for the staff, treated them to luxury vacations and provided them with free beer. In addition to that, employees are handed out bonuses of above 45 percent their annual salary, given the freedom to a private cinema and free breakfasts.
Morling expressed that his goal was to establish “the best place to work,” and that looking after the team’s welfare was paramount, as they were his most valuable asset.
According to tempo.co, in the span of seven years, the firm’s workforce has grew from a staff of seven to 50. At the start of this 14-month-project, each employee was inquired to find out what was still lacking at their office. Morling addressed the many preferences of his staff, "Some people want to stand while they work, some people to work alone. Ultimately it boils down to creating a space where you feel comfortable."
Interior designer and television personality Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen was recruited for his project because Morling thought that he could “think outside the box” and steer clear from the monotonic, industrial structure of regular modern offices. The office is also facilitated with a PS4 games console, flat screen TVs and a Sonos sound system.
Morling believes that once employees know that they are truly appreciated and that their opinions are valued, they will feel empowered to work, in which their “productivity becomes limitless.” (mra/kes)