Office breakout areas
Some companies see office breakout areas as unnecessary luxuries, but employers should consider the benefits before ruling out introducing one to the workplace…
Office breakout areas are mainly for providing somewhere employees can go to give them time away from their workstation to either eat lunch or grab a quick coffee. They can also be used for impromptu get-togethers with colleagues or informal meetings with clients.
Health & Safety regulations dictate that staff should have regular breaks throughout the working day, especially if they are working at a computer screen for the majority of the time, office breakout areas provides this, without them having to leave the office.
Studies show that encouraging staff to take a break can actually increase productivity, and that they often see office breakout areas as a perk that gives them the feeling that they are valued by their employer.
Introducing a breakout space doesn’t have to mean spending a huge amount of money, it can simply be a small section of space partitioned or screened off from the rest of the office. With a variety of furniture styles, finishes and colour options available, there’s bound to be something to suit your needs. Why not ask staff what they would like?
Creating a space where your employees can get away from their desks to relax, even for ten minutes, can prove to be really productive, it can encourage collaboration and even improve morale; anything that encourages a pleasant working environment can only be a good thing!
If you’re struggling for inspiration, 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.