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Break-Time Massages Ease Stress, Boost Productivity for $1 a Minute

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It costs the California-based digital marketing company Organic $1 a minute to boost its employees’ productivity. How? Through 20-minute massages that employees can take advantage of at the office.

For about a year, massage therapists have visited the firm’s offices in Detroit, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Toronto to de-stress employees every other week in a quiet room with soft music. The organization picks up half of the $20 tab.

“We try really hard to invest in our talent, and that means having a workplace that’s enjoyable with new and creative benefits,” says Tracy Cote, executive director of HR, who notes that massage appointments always are booked.

Employees who steal away from their desks for the 20-minute massages work more productively afterward, says Cote. The organization offers other optional benefits, including pet insurance, on-site dry cleaning, eyeglass and shoe repairs, film developing and concierge services.

Contact: Tracy Cote, HR executive director, at tracy@organic.com

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