Skype is an increasingly popular online call and video tool that companies around the world are using--so obviously, they need a pretty large number of employees. But how can you make employees happy to work long hours? By giving them an awesome place to play on breaks.
Beautifully vibrant and incredibly welcoming, GoGo Squeez’s company environment is one that relaxes employees and almost makes them forget they’re in the office. These subtle glass decals make for a great, innovative way to add some privacy to otherwise transparent conference rooms.
Bahnhof, and internet service provider located in Sweden, had its headquarters built in a Cold War bomb shelter. Formerly the office of Wikileaks, this breakroom space goes above and beyond to give employees a break from the typical professional atmosphere. The building is located 30 meters below ground.
SingTel, a company based in Singapore, used their breakroom space to really bring outside festivities indoors. From the carousel to the swinging benches, employees can come here to find ultimate relaxation and fun. Huddle areas also allow for teams to meet here for some fun brainstorming and project work.
This atrium-esque space features natural lighting from above to help employees get a bit of fresh air and relaxation on their lunch breaks, or when they don’t feel like working from a desk. The grass lawn is real, making it easy for employees to enjoy picnic lunches or even gather to work on projects under the sun or rain.
The breakroom is one of the most important features of a company’s culture. Inspiring and fun, breakrooms for creative companies often take the cake over some living rooms and entertainment rooms at home.
Studies have shown that the breakroom can be a key factor in boosting company morale and productivity; if an employee feels like they can walk down the hall and enjoy a lunch break, games including, they’re more likely to turn up for work and be productive--meaning less sick days and fewer missed deadlines.
Check out these breakrooms and prepare for jealousy.