LONDON, January 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 31% of employees think the boss of their firm has an extravagant office, according to a recent survey conducted by office design company Maris Interiors. And not just fish tanks and comfy chairs - some bosses have saunas and drum kits!
The most common office excess was artwork, mentioned by 17% of employees. One management consultancy even boasts a Picasso, and a hotel boss sits beneath an original Andy Warhol.
According to 5% of those surveyed, the Chief Executive had gym equipment in their office - ranging from a few weights right up to treadmills and exercise bikes. One boss at a design firm had an en suite sauna, and a bank chief was said to have a rooftop garden complete with hot tub leading from the office. Other unusual items mentioned included a jukebox, a drum kit and an arcade machine.
Maris Interiors Chairman, Michael Howard, said, "We're quite surprised by some of these findings. I'm not sure I'd want to have a meeting with someone and all the time be picturing them in the hot-tub! Or maybe they hold their meetings in the hot tub?"
NOTES FOR EDITOR
1. Maris Interiors LLP is the UK's leading specialist in workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. Their team of experts have extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good design can substantially improve business performance, save substantial amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
2. 140 people participated in this study, conducted between 14th - 20th December 2010.
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