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Here are 4 reasons why an office kitchen is important
Every employer understands that it is important to get the work/rest balance just right, and this means getting it right for your employees. When considering how to set up your office space, you also need to pay close attention to the kitchen area and its facilities. Below we share the importance of the office kitchen for employee wellbeing and how to get it just right.
The importance of regular breaks
Regular breaks during the working day are important for rest and to help with employee productivity. However, being able to take time out, away from the office floor in a comfortable and well-designed kitchen area can help to improve workplace wellbeing. Staff will feel valued when in a well stocked and relaxing space, and valued employees feel better about themselves and their job role.
A place to snack in
It is important that your employees have a kitchen area where they can easily prepare meals with access to hot water if needed. The introduction of kitchenware vending machines, a microwave and water boiler will help staff to prepare meals, or to grab a much-needed snack when they need an energy hit.
The power of caffeine
Every kitchen office needs an ice machine, cold water dispenser and barista style coffee machine. All of these items can be gained from a kitchenware supplier, who will also maintain this equipment for you. The key here is to give the kitchen a feeling of being separate from the office floor. Space where employees can truly relax with a feeling of being ‘away’ from the office.
A creative space
Finally, it’s a good idea to make the kitchen area a creative space with comfortable chairs, coffee tables and dining tables, so that it resembles a coffee shop atmosphere. This will help your employees to relax, grab a drink and snack, and to feel refreshed before commencing their work once more.
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