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Idealog's definitive guide to the best workplace wellbeing policies from around the world

Wellbeing Month

Idealog's definitive guide to the best workplace wellbeing policies from around the world

In New Zealand, we often pride ourselves for being leaders in workplace happiness and having a cruisy, laid back office culture. For the most part our companies are relaxed, our work days are flexible, and our ties can be casually tossed aside on a Friday. Yet some international big players such as Fit-Bit, Airbnb, Google and Twitter go to extreme lengths to make sure their employees are taken care of. We take a look at some the best examples of wellness policies from around the globe.

Podcast

There's no question design is having a moment. Fortune 500 companies are hiring chief design officers and investing in design and innovation centres, and even traditional corporates are getting in on the action. At the forefront of this is Silicon Valley based Airbnb, the online marketplace for people to lease short-term accommodation. Founded by designers Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky and co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk in 2008, the company is now a behemoth, valued at US$31 billion and located in 190 countries. On a recent trip to Auckland for the Better By Design CEO Summit, Airbnb's Jenny Arden (an IDEO, Google and YouTube alumni) chats with us all things design.