Great Communal Ideas For Office Leisure Down Time
You can’t keep everyone happy, but running a business is and never will be about doing that. This is because the only way a company can survive is by getting results. And who gets those results for you? That’s right your workers. So that’s a bit odd then isn’t it, because a work that feels content is going to be more efficient and bring the best out of themselves day after day. You don’t have to like Silicon Valley, but the companies that have made it famous know how to treat their employees at work. Leaving them aside, try to see it through their eyes. They’re at work for at least 8 hours, maybe more. They can’t leave until they have put their hours in and finished the tasks they were set in the morning. So where do they go when they want to cool off? It’s like you’ve created a hot box and pressure builds and builds until it finds a way to release. This can be in the form of arguments, bickering and generally losing focus on the job at hand. It’s time you gave some thought to the communal space in your office.
Pebbles and plants
Plants have some kind of magic about them, they just calm us down when they’re inside. Maybe it’s because we see life growing right before our eyes and in among a stuffy, hot office, that somehow lifts our spirits and makes us happier. They remind us of the outside, and we care for them because we want them to continue to remind us of how beautiful nature is. It’s kind of like living vicariously through them and wishing you could be outside. They also remind us that there’s more to life than just work; the world is beautiful and it’s out there waiting for us to return from work. Standing tall and spreading moderate, the ficus plant is one of the best office plants. Put pebbles on top of the soil, so it is less easily dried out. It also allows the plant to absorb water at a slightly slower pace over a longer period of time.
Workers are surrounded by people, paperwork, and computers. All day long they are around people who they know from work but may not really fully know. Pleasantries are exchanged due to common courtesy but overall, some people know that they would not hang out with their workmates in their personal life. You don’t want those feelings to be birthed at work and have relationships distanced. Individual seating in the communal area gives every person his or her own space. Anyfoam makes foam padding cushions that absorb weight evenly and mold around the body of the person sitting on them. Rather than buying individual or generic seats that are so uncomfortable that no one would want to sit on them, thus defeating the idea of giving people their own space, fit these cushions to the office chairs you have supplied. The chairs in the office are better for posture, while these same chairs offer more comfort.
A serious office needs to have serious employees. But don’t overwork your men and women. Give communal space to each individual who wants to cool off and spend some leisure time when the time is right before they get back to work.