A patio is often seen as something that goes in your new home, but what about your office? It’s not often that your employees get to go outside, so why not give them that chance?
Your workers sit in cubicles all day, staring at computers and counting the minutes until five o’clock. Why does it have to be this way? Why can’t you give them an outdoor patio to take breaks, smoke a cigarette, eat lunch or just hang out for a meeting?
Large conglomerates are on their way out, and cool, hip companies are showing the world that the work/life balance is awesome. You don’t need to feel like you’re constantly working for the weekend anymore. Get a patio and experience the outdoors.
Let’s learn why a new patio can help your office culture within days.
Take A Step Up and Improve Employee Morale
Does one of your employees smoke? Maybe some of your workers would like to eat their lunches outside? Think about the possibilities when you install a deck or patio outside your office. People would look at you as a manager and see that you are taking an effort to improve the working situation. They would respect you as an employer and want to work even harder for you. Not to mention when people get more sunlight they feel better and are more energize. Ramp up your workers and get them making sales and flying through their work faster than ever. You can even combine morale boosting exercise with the patio. Just go outside and do them there.
Create a Place to Meet and Collaborate
what if you could hold your weekly meetings outside. This would get people pumped about the meetings, and employees would collaborate more because they were in the beautiful sun. You wouldn’t have to motivate anyone to start talking, because they get to stretch their legs and learn about something more than just the dust on their computer screen.
Show Potential Employees How Nice the Patio Is
Imagine holding interviews on a beautiful deck or patio. The person would go home and instantly want to work for such a laid back company. This is the effect that a deck would have on your talent pool. Give them something to think about – something unique from the thousands of other boring companies in the world and you’ll bring in top talent who believes in what you’re doing.
Now it’s your turn to share with us in the comments section. Let us know if you have any questions about getting a patio installed at your office. Do you think a patio would improve the atmosphere are your office. Tell us if you think a patio would have any negative side effects.