Breakout areas provide employees with designated spaces to take a break, relax, collaborate, or work independently, in turn improving well-being within an office. More than nice to have; the investment in creating breakout areas has real impacts on employee well-being, commitment and productivity.
Studies show that over 87% of employees want healthier workplaces, and in the tech industry 93% say they would stay longer with a company if it offers healthier workplace benefits such as sit-stand desks and ergonomic seating. One study also showed that 68% of staff felt they were more valued at work if their company invests in the workplace, while in the same cohort, 31% admitted feeling ashamed of their workplace.
Breakout areas in the office can help improve employee well-being and productivity, and can also be an excellent tool for promoting creativity and innovation. In this article, we’ll explore 20 unique ideas for creating breakout areas in your workplace. From budget-friendly solutions to high-tech innovations, we’ll provide a range of ideas to suit businesses of all sizes and industries. For further guidance on incorporating these creative breakout areas into your office design, you can get in touch with our team below. We would be happy to discuss ways to better utilise your space and create a more productive work environment for your team.
Types of Creative Breakout Areas for Workplaces
Creative breakout areas in workplaces can help to boost productivity and encourage collaboration, while also providing a space for employees to relax and unwind. Here are some ideas to inspire you to create a more creative and unique breakout area in your workplace.