02 Oct Lounge Spaces and Why Employers Should Choose Them
Lounge areas serve as a flex space for employees where anything from Impromptu meetings to casual conversations can take place. When employees work in an open office it is important they have secluded lounge areas available. Open offices have been popular for some time now, and for good reason – they save employers money. What employers seem to forget when calculating revenues is the quality and amount of work the employees are capable of producing in a noisy distracting open office. Designers do their best to specify sound absorbent materials, furniture with high panels, and creative configurations to lower the noise level, but the bottom line is that nothing really compares to a private office. That being said, chatter among employees has its positives as well. Socializing is no longer considered a time waster in the office. Studies have shown that top ranked companies socialize 16% more than companies with an average performance. Providing employees with a space to socialize, such as a lounge, will decrease distraction in the open office space.