Running an office is a dynamic job. There are a lot of moving parts involved in an office. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic sending everyone home, some companies want to bring people back into the office. There is little incentive for remote workers to return to the office, but if you provide great office amenities and free food and supplies there is more of a reason to go back to work on-site. When it comes to organizing an office, you want to think about the cost of products and their impact on the environment. Here are some amenities you can offer employees to encourage them to come back to work.
Free Food & Drinks
Everyone likes free food. Buying your employee catering once a week and stocking the shelves with snacks is a great way to get employees back in the office. If employees know that they will get free food when they return to the office, there will be an incentive to bring them back. A coffee machine and other beverages will excite employees and encourage them to come back to work. When there are things to eat and drink, it will be easier to fill the office with your employees as the pandemic comes to an end.
While it’s important to make sure that the bathroom is stocked with toilet paper and hand soap, you could also go above and beyond to provide other amenities. For women, you could put reusable cotton rounds in the bathroom. These washable cotton products were made for makeup removal. Simply wash the product and you can use it again and again. It’s a great eco-friendly option for the office because you can send the rounds to the laundry and restock them continuously.
Another bathroom supply for office bathrooms that will make your employees happy are toothpaste tablets. Instead of supplying a bottle of toothpaste, tablets are a great way to cut down on the mess and provide individually-sized toothpaste. Not only do toothpaste tablets cut down on waste, they are much better for the environment. When your employees have bathroom amenities that they have at home or that are even better than home, they just may be that much more motivated to return to the office.
Comfortable Places to Sit
Everyone wants a comfortable place to sit whether they are working or taking a break. If you buy new computer chairs for the office and make sure there are comfortable couches in the breakroom, your employees will appreciate it. When people are comfortable, they will be a lot more enthusiastic about coming back to work. If you make the chairs better than the ones most people have at home, the productivity of the office could even go up.
Add a Gym
If your company can afford it and have enough space, think about putting in a gym. Fitness centers are very helpful to everyone involved. Not only will exercise clear the mind and help employees work more productively, the addition of a gym may even encourage employees to get to work early to work out. People will be late less andget to work on time. Physical health and work productivity are intertwined. When your company has the means, adding a gym of whatever size will promote better work habits.
With huge companies like Google and Facebook providing a whole lot of amenities at their offices, it has become apparent that they don’t negatively affect work habits and productivity. If anything, offering these free amenities will make your employees happier and more motivated.
Going above and beyond with the amenities available won’t just increase the work of your employees, it will make them feel appreciated. They will be more loyal to the company. They will want to grow with the business. Increasing morale does a whole lot for everyone involved. However you look at it, offering amenities will change the vibe of the office. As the COVID-19 pandemic slowly comes to an end, employees will have varying degrees of enthusiasm about coming back to work on-site. Creating an amazing office environment will make them happy to return.