• Steve Roberts

The benefits of an office Breakout Space

Orangebox office breakout space

We are great believers in the use of breakout areas, and thought we would spend some time discussing the benefits of having one in your office space. Breakout spaces have become a key element in office design and planning.

Firstly though, what is a breakout area? A breakout area is a space within the working environment where staff can go to work away from their usual work area; this can be a sit-stand desk area, a soft seating area, an informal meeting area, a bench and high stools... or even a pod!

People can make good use of breakout spaces for a number of activities such as a brain storming session, formal or informal meetings, interviewing, collaborative thinking or perhaps just for a break or lunch away from the formal workplace.

But why should I have a breakout space? We all spend more and more time in front of a computer screen, especially in the workplace, and this is proven to cause many a health issue when regular breaks aren’t taken. These can include tiredness, fatigue, migraine and even the development of anxiety and depression.

Luckily, in the modern workplace, the use of a breakout space doesn’t immediately lead everyone to assume they are ‘taking a break’. In reality, with the right furniture and technology available a breakout space is an invaluable tool in the workplace.

Breakout spaces give the opportunity to jump into a different work environment, either alone or with colleagues, to stimulate thinking.

In conclusion... A well designed breakout space will encourage and promote spontaneous use, thus increasing productivity and speeding up decision making without the need to book a formal meeting area.

How can we help?

A breakout space is one of a number of key working areas that can be incorporated into your office space. We specialise in office design and planning and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your requirements with you; please feel free to contact us today to see how we can help you to improve your workspace on 01579 324174, or email us at info@coreofficesystems.com