How Work Modes Impact Modern Workplace Design – Part 5: Rejuvenate

In the conclusion of our five part series we take a look at an emerging work mode, rejuvenate. As the lines between work and play become increasingly blurred due to increased technology, work days become longer and stress levels increase. In an effort to promote better work/life balance and employee wellness many companies are adding dedicated spaces for relaxation, giving employees the opportunity to disconnect (from technology and people) to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. Providing employees with a space where they can recharge mentally and physically makes it easier for them to come back and work at their full capacity. While these rejuvenation zones are beneficial for all employees, they are especially useful for introverts who find the collaboration, socializing, and group learning activities throughout the day draining.

Some companies are taking this concept a step further with designated napping rooms where employees can go for a quick afternoon power nap to recharge for the remainder of the work day. In the US alone it is estimated that sleep deprivation costs the economy $63 billion in lost productivity annually. Encouraging employees to rest not only improves employee wellness and productivity, but also improves the bottom line.

 

Travelzoo’s Toronto headquarters offers a relaxing sunroom where employees can go to unwind, recharge and gather inspiration. Because it is indoor, employees can use it year round even during cold winter days.

How Work Modes Impact Modern Workplace Design - Part 5: RejuvenateSource: Office Lovin

 

The temperate climate of Costa Rica allows the Gensler office to offer an outdoor relaxation zone where employees can go for a break during the hectic work day.

The temperate climate of Costa Rica allows the Gensler office to offer an outdoor relaxation zone where employees can go for a break during the hectic work day.Source: Gensler On Work

 

The WeWork coworking space in Washington DC’s Chinatown district offers a dedicated space for meditation, making it easy to rejuvenate during a busy work day.

The WeWork coworking space in Washington DC’s Chinatown district offers a dedicated space for meditation, making it easy to rejuvenate during a busy work day.Source: Work Design Magazine

 

If the office is a sum of its parts, the furniture is the foundation. No office design would be complete without furniture. It helps define office spaces for the different work modes: focus, collaboration, learning, socialize, and rejuvenate, while serving as a tool for productivity and comfort.

Ready to establish work mode friendly spaces in your own office? Office Star Products offers a variety of furniture solutions to help create an activity based work space employees will love. Contact us to find out how we can help you achieve your office design goals.

 

 

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