What Your Workplace Needs: Stress Free Relaxation Station

Uncovering the Truth about Open Office Layouts
October 3, 2019
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What Your Workplace Needs: Stress Free Relaxation Station

READ TIME: 3-5 Mins

Escape from work! (Well, not exactly.)

Eight or more hours per day, we’re tied down to our offices to get through our weekly to-do lists. Is it just me, or does it feel like the office is now home and we visit our actual home just for the weekends? There’s just so much to do and not enough time!

You start to realize the sighs and droopy shoulders throughout the office. With the heavy workload, employees need a break to clear out their minds throughout the day. In order to do so, many leave the office. Whether it be to connect with a friend over lunch or have some private “me” time, leaving the workspace creates a period of disconnect. Instead of having to leave, why not create a space where employees can do it all. Seems to me, your office needs a relaxation station!

   

Here are 3 things to consider when creating a stress free space in your office:

1. Home at Work

Create an environment that is both functional and cozy. Plain walls with dull colors are not very appealing to the eyes. We recommend using a warm color palette that is eye-catching and inviting for both employees and visitors. Incorporating paintings or even a mural that covers up the whole wall will make for a space that people want to be in. Put together a modern space with trendy furnishing pieces. In addition, add ambient lighting that will shine on your employees. Got ideas, but don’t where to start? We can help design your dream space!

Take a look at this cozy layout. All images provided by Global Furniture Group.

   

2. Smart Furniture

At work, being connected is an essential part to do just about… everything. Being up to date with the latest in furniture technology will help both gain and retain employees. Imagine having to walk back and forth from your desk in order to charge your laptop or phone. Also, apart from your personal gadgets, outlets and USB ports are essential to accommodate all electrical devices. Furniture pieces with built-in outlets? Now we’re talking. Recharge in the relaxation station mentally and electronically!

Quick tip: Let’s admit it, we’re all a bit messy. Pick fabrics that are durable and easy to clean up in case of spills!

   

3. Fun at Work?

When work is fun, who would want to go home? Am I right? Allow your employees to unwind but also bond through shared experiences in these areas of retreat. Working together to win a simple game of cards will also translate into completing daily work tasks together. It’s about creating a sense of community throughout the office. Before you go ahead and bring in the air hockey table, don’t forget it’s still a place of work! You do not want to come off as unprofessional.

   

In conclusion, create a space that is specific and unique to your office. Are you interested in creating a place to reduce stress and relax in your workspace? Let’s chat! From consulting your space needs, through the finishing touches of installation, we can help you every step of the way. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Ethan Jeon
Ethan Jeon
Ethan is an avid follower of sports and music, appreciates the small things in life, and believes pizza is always the answer. Having studied Creative Advertising, his passion for marketing and design stay true to him everyday. Pass him a shovel, because he can dig it.