Rest & Play

Many companies today are offering employees an opportunity for rest and play while at work. They understand that sometimes employees need a break from the everyday workplace stress. Rest and play at work can include nap areas, video-game and TV areas, on-site games and team outings. This can help employees to feel recharged to take on the tasks at hand.

 


 

Nap Areas

Nap Areas

It was not too long ago that napping on the job would be considered an abomination worth at least a serious reprimand, or even a firing. But recently, the focus has shifted from discouraging napping to promoting it in the workplace, as it is beneficial to both physical and mental health, as well as the safety concerns of volatile workplaces. While some of the great luminaries of history have been

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On-site Games

On-site Games

On-site games are being used more and more in workplaces in recent years. There are a variety of possibilities for on-site games, including ping pong, foozball, board games and even video games. On-site game provide a number of benefits for both employees and employers and shouldn’t be seen as negative or a reason for employees to slack off. Conversely, on-site games can provide a wealth of positive effects by creating

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Team Outings

Team Outings

In an office environment, the social atmosphere is quite a lot different than when you’re at home or amongst friends. Although you spend most days with your co-workers, there might not be a lot that you actually know about them other than what they do at the office. Team outings and social activities are a great way to get past that barrier. In addition to helping office mates break they

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Video Games / TV Area

Video Games / TV Area

Many people would be surprised to learn that there is a strong connection between video games and the workforce. Video games help you acquire and develop skills that directly correlate to being a successful employer and employee. Many games today are designed to develop your ability to solve real world problems. Dr. Jane McGonigal, a game designed, suggested this theory, and has implemented this concept in her game SuperBetter, which

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Pros & Cons

When looking at possible job opportunities it is always a good idea to write down a pros and cons list. This can help you to determine what aspects of the job you might like and what aspects you may want to change.

Some important job aspects to consider include possible travel, team outings, casual attire, flexible hours, working from home and more.

Workplace Culture

A workplace culture can have a big impact on your everyday life. If you enjoy work you will be more likely to perform better and stay interested in the tasks at hand.

Some of the ways that companies today are helping to foster a positive work environment is to allow employees access to free food and drink, showers, gym memberships, nap areas and gaming rooms.