Did you know that 92% of employed Americans confess that aspects of their workspace make them unhappy? As a result, businesses are taking extra measures to improve their workplaces, striving to create environments where great work happens due to employee satisfaction. Among new measures taken, companies across the country are taking employee health at the office into consideration by incorporating bookable wellness and mothers rooms to 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 you’re suddenly burdened by a splitting headache. 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 up 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 or two and a recliner so that 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 make a an often long 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. Similar to 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 having a sink in the room for pump and bottle washing. You may also want to consider including lockers so that multiple mothers may keep their equipment in the room rather than taking it in and out daily.
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