Can your Houston area breakroom really contribute to employee morale?

The answer is yes, it really can and especially during the winter months. An upgraded breakroom from FRESHBREW can invite employees to visit it, stay awhile and engage in conversation allowing them to relax, recharge and refuel.

Let’s run through the different ways that your upgraded breakroom can have an impact.

The Refreshments

Do the refreshments offered in your Houston area breakroom match the types of refreshments that are important to your current employees? If the answer is no, then it’s time to learn what they like and provide it for their refreshment needs with quality coffee services and healthy snacks, heathy beverages and healthy foods. The final refreshment choices should reflect both your organization’s needs and the favorites your employees enjoy.

The Space

There are many different factors to consider when designing an upgrade to your Houston area breakroom. First, there is the space it will go. Understanding the purpose(s) before making design decisions allows the design to encompass current and future needs. Some employers offer open spaces with table-top games such ping pong while others focus on multiple, smaller and unique seating arrangements.

Secondly, designing the room for fit of purpose will help when engaging your Houston employees to use the space. For example, colors, textures, lighting, seating arrangements and organization all contribute to the experience an employee will have when walking into the breakroom. Textures can come from a variety of materials including bricks or rocks, wood, metal and glass. One thing to consider when it comes to color; colors have different meanings in different cultures and can impact Houston employees in different ways.

Breakroom Morale in Houston

A breakroom can be used for more than grabbing a bite to eat or taking a break. The space can also become a central location where team building activities take place. At this time of year, gray skies are often accompanied by the winter blues. To combat these blah and sluggish feelings, host an event for your Houston employees that creates feelings of team spirit and happiness.

Event Ideas:

Volunteer: Choose an organization that needs help. For example, the breakroom could be a gathering point for a food drive for a local food bank or a space where employees can put together backpacks for foster children or care packages for overseas soldiers.

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Host a Potluck: Encourage your employees to bring a dish to share. Themes for the event could include bring your favorite dish (from any time of year) or bring your favorite winter dish. It’s about choosing a theme that encourages employees to want to participate.

Monthly Birthday Events: Schedule a monthly birthday event in the breakroom celebrating all the employees who have birthday within that given month. It’s a great way to make employees feel special during this time.

Last but not least, ask yourself – Are breakrooms really this important? The simple answer is yes. Breakrooms and the activities that happen in them can boost team morale and support relaxed and recharged employees, which increases creativity and productivity. And that makes it worthwhile.

So, now that you know the importance of the breakroom experience, let us help you with a custom design that allows your employees to grab healthy and delicious snacks, beverages and food during their busy day. From beginning to the end, design to installation, our custom-tailored breakroom solutions will provide the perfect place for your Houston employees to get healthy and delicious refreshments, on-site, anytime.

For more information about our custom breakroom solutions in the Houston and surrounding areas, contact FRESHBREW at 281-847-2222 or fill out a contact form HERE. We look forward to hearing from you.