The importance of separating work and breaks
The productivity of some employees may depend on this…
It’s all too easy to focus on desks and computers when putting together an office. After all, these items – along with your staff – are the heart of your business. However, have you considered that a breakout area might also be invaluable to office productivity and employee well-being?
Here’s why you are missing a trick if you don’t already have such a space in your workplace, as well as a few tips for putting one together:
It can be counter-productive for staff to remain in the same kind of environment from 9 to 5. This is why you should provide an alternative area for them to enjoy their breaks in. Even a few minutes away from their desks can help them feel refreshed and recharged before jumping straight back into work. For the best results, don’t be afraid to embrace bright and fun colours that contrast the softer, more professional ones in the main office.
Every business owner and manager knows just how important it is to remain attentive and in-tune with their staff’s needs. A breakout room is an excellent way to show people that you consider their wellbeing to be a priority. It’s a space intended for their comfort and health, rather than profits. When you put the final touches to your breakout room, you could go down the route of reclining chairs and beanbags that will help staff unwind for just a short space of time.
A team isn’t just something that you can throw together and expect results from. Instead, it’s a group of people who, over time, should feel that they can clearly communicate with and understand each other. This relationship isn’t just fostered on the office floor. Instead, it’s strengthened through social interaction, which often occurs in a breakout room. You can help nurture this environment with a communal table where staff can chat and catch up on their breaks. A few board games or a pool table might be adventurous, but could further foster a team mentality among employees.
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