New trend: Why You Need a Breakout Space in Your Office

12/08/2018

Do you think you need a breakout space at the office? 

If your answer is yes, you should know that you're not the only one! Here are just a few benefits of breakout spaces at work: 

A relaxing area to spend your breaks

The way we now work can often mean that we spend far more time at our desks looking at computer screens, which makes the idea of having a breakout area very attractive to employees, as well as helping to comply with health and safety laws of taking a break for at least 5-10 minutes every hour. These breaks help to provide alertness and productivity.

Get creative in an inspiring space

It is not only for health and safety reasons that it is a good idea but also from the point of view of creativity. Quite often being in a different relaxed environment can drive the creative process and enables the exchange of ideas, i.e. not a meeting in a meeting room. 

How often do you see staff standing around the water cooler or in the kitchen exchanging ideas? Imagine what ideas and constructive conversations could come from having a space which supports interaction of colleagues on a social level and actively encouraging shared ideas.

Welcome your visitors to a conformable environment 

Don't forget your clients, being able to offer them the choice of talking in a more relaxed environment shows that your business is flexible and helps your clients to feel comfortable and welcome.

A brilliant flexible co-working space

Your breakout area can also be used as a co-working space. With developments in technology and mobile working a co-working space can be the ideal solution for productive meetings. With similar areas being provided in colleges and university environments the younger generation find these spaces to be much more productive for their workflow.

A place for being social and involved

Breakout spaces can be the difference between a team of socially active and motivated employees, or a team that sits at their desks with their heads down in for the long haul and races out of the door at 5.00pm.

So with these benefits in mind could it be time to invest in your breakout area? Get in touch and let us help you get the perfect combination of furniture to help your staff to become the sociable driven bunch that they really are.

What do you think? Would you use a breakout room in the workplace? Let us know in the comments below!

Debbie Wilson