Kegs and pingpong tables are out. Ferns are in.
The modern office is starting to look more like a Rainforest Cafe than a place of business. Amazon.com Inc.’s new Seattle headquarters has 40,000 plants. Down the coast, every other floor in Samsung’s two-and-a-half-year-old San Jose office space is a garden. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. wants all employees in its Hangzhou workplace to be no more than a one-minute walk from an outdoor green space.