Now Trending: Employee Wellness Rooms in the Office
Did you know that 92% of employed Americans confess that aspects of their workspace make them unhappy? As a result, businesses are improving their workplaces, striving to create environments where great work happens due to employee satisfaction. Among new measures taken, companies across the country are considering employee health by incorporating bookable wellness and mothers' rooms into the office. If you’re considering adding one or more of these spaces to your office, keep reading for inspiration and ideas for what you’ll need to get the job done.
Health Rooms for Employees Feeling Under the Weather
We've all been there. You're hard at work when a splitting headache hits. It’s not bad enough to convince you to go home, but with nowhere outside your desk to go and the fluorescent lighting making things worse, what else can you do?
Rather than forcing employees to suffer through temporary illnesses or use valuable PTO, wellness rooms provide a third option. Wellness rooms are small, single-occupancy rooms that are bookable in the same way your formal conference rooms are bookable. Equip your wellness rooms with healthcare-grade seating, including a guest chair and a recliner so employees can close their eyes and rest when they’re not feeling well. We also recommend adding relaxing artwork and décor to the space, including a soft light lamp for those who need a mostly-dark room to relax.
Mothers Rooms for Breastfeeding Moms
New mothers who breastfeed their babies face a challenge upon returning to work that is not often talked about. Since workstations aren’t private enough and bathrooms aren’t sanitary or comfortable enough, most breastfeeding mothers are forced to travel home over their lunch break to pump.A simple solution for offering new moms a better option is to add a mothers' room to the office. Like wellness rooms, mothers' rooms should include healthcare-grade seating that’s comfortable enough for long periods of sitting. We recommend a healthcare recliner. In addition, we suggest adding a sink to the room for pump and bottle washing. You may also consider including lockers so that multiple mothers may keep their equipment in the room rather than taking it in and out daily.