“Can you describe a time when you had to think outside the box?” – Does this sound familiar? It’s a common question you might have already heard or even asked yourself at a past interview. Interviewers usually ask these kind of questions to get a sense of how creative and innovative the candidate is.
But how can the company itself, actually create the right conditions for a fun environment in the workplace, unlocking creativity and enhancing productivity for its employees?
Regardless of how big or small your business is, workplace culture will always play an important role in keeping your team happy, motivated and productive. By providing your employees with an entertaining and creative working environment, you’ll accommodate the space to support that strong company culture, reducing stress and boosting employee happiness by genuinely making work fun.
So what are the positive effects of having an office break room?
Encourages social interaction and teamwork
We’re human beings, not robots and we need breaks to relax, disconnect and recharge batteries. It’s important to be able to unwind and release stress at work, while also chatting and laughing together. This is also a great way to get the creative juices flowing.
How we do it? Whether we go for console games, ping-pong battles or darts, we always end up having lots of fun and forming strong bonds. Ready to conquer the workday!
Employee contentment has a strong influence on performance. Simple perks like fresh, free coffee, fruit baskets, free snacks and drinks will not only make them feel valued and help them reduce stress levels but will also allow them to stay focused and be more productive.
How we do it? We don’t need to leave the office to get our coffee fix. We also have delicious fresh fruit delivered daily as well as plentiful, free snacks and drinks. These little details have a big impact on work satisfaction!
The need to disconnect and change the working environment should translate into an actual change of scenery, a recreational space that stands out from the rest of the offices.
How we do it? The normal office walls are replaced with lively colors and decorated with fun posters. Typical office chairs are substituted with bean bags aaand…we also have a fine massage chair to loosen up tense muscles and relax when necessary. There’s music and there are fun books and board games, all tailored to the desires and tastes of each and every one of us for when we feel the need to take a breather.
Builds positive interpersonal relationships
A space for lunch tables as well as hosting celebrations and fun Fridays in the break room will create opportunities for your employees to engage and develop effective coworker relationships.
How we do it? From celebrating employees’ birthdays and Tasting Fridays to Secret Santas for Christmas and pumpkin decorating contests for Halloween, our break room has seen them all.
So, how important do you think is it to have an office break room that reflects your company culture?