In today’s modern workplace, the break room in your company is an important part of boosting employee morale. If your break room is boring or doesn’t serve the needs of your employees well, it can actually negatively impact your employees’ moods, motivation, and productivity.
There are a number of reasons why your employees might not be using the company break room. These may include:
- Uncomfortable furniture
- Poor Lighting
- Inadequate tools and storage for food preparation
- No coffee
- Minimal vending machine options
Your break room should be the area your employees want to go whether they are on lunch, taking a five minute break before a company meeting, grabbing a quick snack, or looking to quickly heat up some food they brought to work.
Below are five ways to create a break room your employees will love.
1. Healthy Vending Machine
To keep your employees energized during their workday, why not have a couple healthy vending machines in the break room with plenty of healthy vending options? Some healthy snacks at the office that are nutritious and packed with protein, healthy fats, and fiber include:
- Sunflower Seeds
- Baked Potato Chips
- Sun Chips
- Mini Pretzels
- Fig Newtons
- Peanut M&M’s
- Trail mix
- Reduced-Fat Popcorn
- Granola Bars
Having an endless supply of healthy vending machine snacks will fuel your employees so they can stay alert, motivated and productive throughout their workday.
2. Offer Free Coffee
Coffee is what starts a lot of people’s days. Many people need the caffeine throughout the day to keep them going. Your employees will appreciate having a single cup coffee vending machine available to them in their break room when they need it.
3. Decorate the Break Room
You can easily spruce up your company break room without having to shell out a lot of money. You can get great bargains on furniture at a second-hand store or thrift shop.
4. Comfortable Seats
Many break rooms are nothing more than a small room with a long table and hard chairs circling around it. Give your employees a relaxing experience when they are on break by adding some comfortable, cushiony chairs around a nice glass table. You might even want to put a couch in the room. Pick a room with a window for your break room instead of traditional fluorescent lights if possible to give your employees some scenery.
5. Provide Games and TV
Providing games and television is a great way to enable your employees to blow off some steam and have a little fun at work. Video games, a pool table and of course, television are great options.
If you want a thriving, successful business, it starts with satisfied employees. When they are happy, they will be more motivated to do their jobs well.