Office breakout area
It’s not just the job role and workload that can affect staff wellbeing, the surroundings and facilities available can also have a major impact. For this very reason an office breakout area solution is on the increase in the majority of workplaces in the UK.
Creating a space where your employees can get away from their desks, even for ten minutes, can prove to be really productive, it can encourage collaboration and even improve morale; anything that encourages a pleasant office environment can only be a good thing!
A well designed office breakout area should be a space where you and your staff can relax without feeling under pressure to answer the phone or catch up on emails. Research shows that while eating lunch at your desk (or skipping lunch altogether) means that you keep on top of your workload, the failure to take a break from your desk can actually lead to health problems! It is said that sitting at your desk all day in front of a computer screen can also cause posture problems, eye strain and headaches. Getting out of your seat and taking even a short walk away from your workstation to get a coffee and catch up with colleagues, could help combat these issues.
To get the most from this type of space, an office breakout area can also be used to host informal meetings with members of staff or even clients.
When introducing a break out area, the most important thing is to determine what you actually want to from the space. Once this has been established, the next step is to get the design right! With a variety of furniture styles, finishes and colour options available, there’s bound to be something to suit your needs.
Whatever you decide on it’s important to have a place where staff feel they are benefitting from time away from their desk. To increase your chances of delivering the perfect space, why not ask staff what they would like?
Whether you are looking to create a formal break out zone that can double up as a meeting area or simply a comfortable space for your employees to let off steam, talk to us, with over 20 years experience in office interior design we are confident that we can deliver a unique space that will not only match, but exceed your expectations.