Companies from all industries these days are concerned with attracting, retaining, and engaging the best of the talent pool. Businesses recognize that one way to show that their company cares about employees is by providing amenities. In return, employee satisfaction improves, as does productivity and performance in many cases.
Even choosing just a few amenities that best fit your employees and business can drastically improve the work environment. If you’re looking to include amenities in your next office building construction or renovation project, you may gather some inspiration from the ideas we’ve shared here. Then, call Encore Construction for reliable general contracting services in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia area.
Many office building construction projects these days already allot spaces for collaborative work, especially with the rise of open-office concept designs. Excellent collaboration space fares best when strategically located along usual office traffic for open access, but not so much that it can become disruptive to the rest of the work environment. Lounge areas and multipurpose rooms are great for quick collaborative get-togethers.
Cafeteria or Café
Offering variety and convenience, cafeterias or even cafes provide a place to grab a tasty lunch or morning coffee in a casual and convenient setting. Coworkers can bond while sharing a meal in an inviting space. Try including healthier options, as well as considering any diet restrictions like gluten-free or nut-free.
If applicable, maybe consider adding a fitness center to your office building construction project. Employees can more easily fit some exercise in their mornings or during a break. Amenities that aim to improve employee wellbeing creates a happier and healthier workforce.
For parents that stress over their childcare situation before and after workhours, an onsite childcare center could be a helpful amenity.
A few benches or picnic tables outside in a designated space lets employees get some fresh air while on break or having their lunch. There’s no better way to refresh than stepping away from the desk and going outside for a few moments.
Private and Quiet Space
Many of the ideas in our list encourage interaction and collaboration between workers. It’s also useful to provide amenities for some alone time in your office building construction. Small booths or private study areas let employees decompress before jumping back into their work.
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