Surprise! Your Breakroom can Build Business
In every way, from what we wear to the technology we use, the working world has evolved exponentially. So many things that we used to believe about work and how to stay productive have changed, especially when it comes to taking breaks. The latest studies show that there are multiple benefits to taking breaks for both your team and your business. Here are a few ways that encouraging a little downtime will improve your team’s performance:
When employees have the opportunity to socialize across teams, there’s a good chance that they’ll discover ways to help each other. Unfortunately, with everyone working so hard on their projects it’s easy for people to get siloed. Department separations are especially common at larger companies, where different teams are sometimes physically situated far away from each other. Often just a simple conversation between two people from different departments will bring about problem solving and friendships that never would have happened otherwise. Talking to people from outside their departments also gives employees a better idea of how the business works as a whole.
Having an inclusive, relaxing, and fun space does wonders for your company culture. Even knowing that you can get up and take a moment for yourself does wonders for morale. Having an area where people from across teams and levels can socialize also eliminates divisiveness and fosters a feeling of community. When people feel connected, they’re much more invested in the organization’s success, which ultimately helps the company grow.
One of the most common, and most detrimental, aspects of the working environment is burnout. Working long hours without breaks can lead to lower productivity, bad moods, and conflicts. When you encourage taking breaks, you’ll significantly reduce your chances of having people get burnt out, making them more likely to enjoy their work and want to stick with your company.
It seems counterintuitive at first, but taking frequent breaks increases productivity, concentration, and even creativity. People today are working harder than ever and for more extended hours. Your team needs a place to decompress and detach from their work, and having a well-stocked breakroom is the perfect way to make sure that everyone takes some time to relax. Don’t forget to take care of yourself, too! We’re experts who can ensure that your breakroom is stocked with the best snacks and beverages available. If you’re looking to take the breakroom off your to-do list so that you can tackle the rest of your job, and even take a little breather, get in touch! We’d love to show you how easy and affordable it is to have a world-class space.