Modular Break Rooms Benefit Your Business
We live in a culture where “busy-ness” is over-valued. “I’m taking on as much overtime as I can.” “I’m so busy, I’ll need to work right through lunch.” And it’s leading to a generation of mentally exhausted, overworked employees. You may think that a “busy” team benefits your business, but in reality, this attitude causes productivity, job performance, and your company’s bottom line to suffer instead of thriving. Work can be a stressful environment, and offering a dedicated space — a modular break room or lunchroom — where your employees can temporarily disengage from the constant flow of daily activities — is one way to increase team satisfaction.
Break Time Benefits Your Employees
These are just a few reasons why it’s important for your employees to take their lunch hour or small breaks throughout the day.
Increased Productivity — It may seem counterintuitive, but breaks actually increase productivity. When employees can physically remove themselves from their workspace for a period of time, they come back more energized and focused.
Stress Relief — Short breaks and a proper lunch hour give employees time to relax their mind and body, release their stress, and give themselves a reset for the remainder of the day.
Creative Boosts — The best ideas always come when you least expect it. Staring at a computer screen or completing repetitive tasks all day can really stall problem-solving and creative thinking. Taking short breaks in a different environment can be enough to boost creativity.
Socialization — A small break room or large lunchroom can serve as a central gathering place for employees. Like the old school water cooler, these spaces draw them away from their desks or the manufacturing floor and give them the opportunity for personal interaction that strengthens a team.
Why Choose a Prefab Break Room
If your current break room is really just a microwave and coffee pot in the corner of the room, then it may be time for an upgrade. Modular break rooms and modular lunchrooms offer an easy solution to your space challenge.
Prefab break rooms are constructed in an off-site facility using assembly-line methods. Individual modules are delivered to the final installation site and assembled to construct the completed building. Using prefab construction methods, a break room can be added to your office or manufacturing space quickly and efficiently.
Quick Installation — Whether you choose from an inventory of in-stock modular buildings or create a custom modular break room design, your new building can be delivered and installed in half the time of a traditional construction project.
Less Disruption — Nothing can disrupt your employees’ productivity more than on-site construction. They have to relocate their workspace, shit down areas of the plant, and suffer through excessive noise. However, when the bulk of the construction process occurs off-site, you save your employees the headache.
Flexible Placement — With modular construction, you have many options for the placement of your break room. You can connect it seamlessly to your current building, create an in-plant break room, or have it remain as a separate building.
What To Include in Your Modular Break Room / Lunch Room
Creating a space that your employees will use to recharge and refocus means adding small touches they will appreciate. As you design the layout of your modular break room or lunchroom, consider designating spaces for the following.
- Kitchenette — Include standard amenities like a fridge, sink, microwave, toaster, and coffee station.
- Seating for meals — Either add a lunch counter and stools or small tables and chairs.
- Casual area — This area can include small couches, armchairs, or even a television and board games.
- Charging station — Include several universal chargers for employees to charge their phones or tablets.
Start simple and then adapt the space with input from your employees. Allow them to take ownership of the space they will use daily.