Relaxation time or spur of the moment meeting?
An entertainment/ breakout area is no longer a luxury but a necessity.
Here’s 6 ways you can make it a successful part of your office fitout.
1. Get employees away from their desks.
The way of working these days means that we sit for too long at a desk looking into a screen.
Time to get them up off the chair to de-stress and revive with a change of scenery.
2. Increase productivity.
Getting away from the desk into a fresh space is great for gathering inspiration and renewing energy.
3. Entertain clients & customers.
Dress to Impress! Give them a reason to talk about how well you can entertain valued clients!
Install a “hero”piece if the budget allows – a stunning bbq, an impressive wine fridge (lockable of course), a games table or a large movie screen!
4. Cut the formality & go casual sometimes!
The entertainment space can also serve as a meeting or informal working area.
Being flexible enough to allow workers either to either relax alone, in a group, or hold an impromptu meeting in the space is a modern must.
Get them away from the boardroom into a casual space for some of the time.
5. Gather Together.
An onsite space for team building games, celebrations or special events, in a relaxing, non-work-like ambiance promotes healthy competition and socialisation.
Having a casual space under your nose, to play means fun and healthy work environment.
6. Encourage creative, expansive thoughts.
Some of the best ideas flow when we have time to relax, sit and think.
Generally, the desk or boardroom is not the place.
Barriers break down and spontaneity comes into play in a casual or quirky entertainment/breakout space.
It’s a long way removed from the old-school idea of an office lunchroom.
Make the entertainment/breakout space in your office fitout one that everyone’s talking about.