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4 Ways to Keep Them Motivated in The Break Room

Are you looking for ways to motivate your employees? Or perhaps more specifically –you are wondering how you can use the break room to motivate your employees? You’ve come to the right place.

Are you looking for ways to motivate your employees? Or perhaps more specifically –you are wondering how you can use the break room to motivate your employees? You’ve come to the right place.

In this article I’ll show you how you can use your break room to motivate, inspire and make the workplace fun for your employees.

1. Provide a Comfortable Space

The most important thing is to have a space that is comfortable because the number one things employee use a break room for is to rest during breaks, in between shifts.

Have enough seating available so that even if there are many employees using the break room at once, like during lunch, they all have seating to sit and rest. You can also go the extra mile and provide comfortable seating options like sofas.

2. Provide Coffee and Supplies

I really appreciate employers providing free break room amenities particularly free coffee. Your coffee station can be well stocked. The more flavors and extra options (hot chocolate anyone?) the better!

Think of this as an investment in your own business, because coffee is what keeps today’s office workers going. The more coffee your employees drink, the more productive they will be.

3. Free Lunch Once a Week

Many businesses provide free lunch/meals once a week. This makes your staff feel that you care about them. I was about to type that this feeling is something that you can’t buy– but realized that yes, it’s the only way to do so, and I highly recommend it!

Even if your budget allows you to do so only once a month – do it! In addition to your employees’ appreciation, this type of occasion builds camaraderie in the office.

4. Add Some Art to the Walls

When employees walk into the break room, they are usually tired from working. Give your break room a makeover, so it is revitalizing. You can accomplish this by using warm colors that are inviting and soothing.

Posting art with motivational quotes is a great idea for a break room. It not only provides lovely art to look at, there is the added element of motivation to put your staff in a better mood.

We at Successories specialize in this area. Check out our wide variety of high quality, motivational art.

5. Games

Games are a great way for employees to let loose and shake off the frazzled energy of work. Games also improve relationships because usually they require multiple players and teamwork.

Some of the best-known break room games are Foosball, Pinball, Air Hockey and Golden Tee.

6. Reading Materials

Employees find reading materials like magazines a good way to relax from work. Ask your employees what their favorite magazines or books are – subscribe to these and stock them in your break room.

7. Celebrate Holidays

Celebrating holidays like Halloween, St. Patty’s day or Christmas creates excitement in the office. It is something your staff will look forward to.

The break room of course plays a central role in holidays like these. It’s the place where the delicious food and the snazzy decorations are. Speaking of food, it is a good idea to have catered food for all your employees. If you’re on a budget, holding a Potluck works wonders.

Don’t forget to decorate the break room!