Incorporating a little workplace fun can go a long way to improve employee morale. It isn't very difficult or expensive to make the workplace more fun, and you will certainly see the results if you or your company make the effort to liven up the daily work routine. It can be as simple as a foosball table in the lunch room or a board room table that converts into a billiard table.

Here are some benefits that flow from setting up a workplace game room.

 

Less work interruptions

Get your staff away from their desk more often. This sounds counterintuitive but it’s helpful in more ways than one. Employees are going to take breaks from their work – we need the mental gear change every few hours. If employees have a dedicated space to do these non-work activities, they won’t interrupt other workers who are on-task.

 

Increase productivity

Workers who are moving about more often will have increased productivity over longer periods. Giving employees a place to go to – the games room – hits both of these points. So why not consider creating a games room and decking it out with some stimulating features. A pool table, foosball table or table tennis table to encourage more action and a break from screen-time. And a soft sofa for well-earned downtime. Staff will learn to associate their desk with focused work and the games room as a place to unwind and recharge.


Stress Less - reduce the effects of a stressful workplace

Games rooms give people a chance to unwind and engage in an activity that doesn't stress them out. It helps relieve stress and promotes greater productivity when the employees go back to work.


Teamwork - can be relational and team building

If you offer a multiplayer game like foosball or billiards, it promotes bonding amongst your workers and leads to a stronger team mentality.


Can provide a rest from ‘screen time’

Again, if the activities you choose are table tennis or foosball, etc. you will be giving employees a break from their computers too.


Improve morale by creating a happy, supportive environment

Having fun at work is an important element in maintaining morale and boosting productivity. Sterile, dull and play free working environments are likely to lead to increased staff turnover, because staff like to interact at work.


Can help to attract talented employees

In today’s competitive hiring market, it’s become more important than ever for companies to enhance job satisfaction and ensure that workers enjoy being on the job.

 

Getting started with a company games room can be a bit of a culture change. Prehaps starting small and moving into a full games room is the best approach. If you need help or want to explore our options, contact us for more info and support.