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Why Your Office Needs Game Tables In The Break Room

After countless hours working 9-5, employees can get burnt out quickly.  Because of that, more companies are focused on improving workplace conditions and cultures to improve employee retention.

Sitting in front of a computer all day can be mentally exhausting for many and can cause workers to slow down and lose motivation. While taking breaks is necessary, how you spend your time during those breaks can affect the rest of your day.

Having a few game tables in your office’s break room allows your employees to recharge, without even leaving the building. If you take a look at tech companies such as Google and Facebook, you will notice that they are no strangers to creating a modern company culture that includes having games like table tennis and foosball in their break rooms.

 

These are the benefits of having game tables in your office’s break room:

 

Productivity

At times, stress can be inevitable at work. Stress can cause people not to think clearly and take longer to complete normal tasks. In order for workers to stay productive and motivated, they need ways to recharge and restore themselves before they feel worn out. When employees are playing games during their breaks, they are developing multitasking, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills outside of their daily tasks. After playing a quick round of air hockey, your employees will come back to their desks refreshed and ready to take on projects with new eyes and a level head.

 

Ambiance

Your company culture plays a big role in the overall satisfaction of your employees. When your office includes ways to make your employees feel more at balanced (meaning more than just a snack drawer), they come to work because they want to, not because they have to. Boost your company’s morale with outlets that are easily accessible for them, like having a pool table in the break room. Your employees will be more inclined to perform well when they feel fulfilled in all areas of work success.

 

Teamwork

When your break room contains games that require two or more players, employees are given  chance to work together in a situation that’s solely for enjoyment. When this type of teamwork forms, it carries into the teamwork needed for work. An intense round of foosball can give your employees an opportunity to think quickly and communicate effectively. Now that they have already worked on their team bonding, they have better knowledge and experience on how to handle situations in the workplace together.

 

Games in the break room don’t have to be a distracting element to your office. When they are used in moderation, they bring benefits that cannot be gained anywhere else. Allow your employees to get a fresh perspective in the middle of the day through a quick game; you will begin to notice the overall advantages sooner than you realize.

Did you know Games For Fun supplies many Southern California companies with games for their office break rooms? Stop by our showroom in San Bernardino today or give us a call, and we can help you find the perfect game for your office.

PS: All online orders provide free shipping!   In-store purchases are considerably cheaper, and we have a low set-up and delivery fee.  Our Inland Empire game showroom is conveniently located in San Bernardino, adjacent to the 215 freeway and near Rialto, Colton, Fontana and Redlands.  We are a short distance away from Los Angeles and Orange County.

Give us a call at (909) 885-3604

 

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Stress Less

We live in a society where stress seems like it is part of our lives. For some, it is not even that they have a season of more or less stress, but that it is part of their every day. From waking up late to knowing that amount of work you are about to walk into, to the new boss that doesn’t like you, these are just a few things that we can carry each day. If you work in a high-stress job, it can be even more. We also tend to take on the stress of the people around us. When your child procrastinated on that school project, you watch them melt down, and you can just feel the tension rise in you. Or when your spouse had a particularly bad day, and unfortunately they are taking their frustration out on you. The stressors of life are plentiful.

We all handle stress very differently. But what you may not know is what the stress is doing to your physical, mental and emotional well-being. When your brain is always sending messages to your other organs with heightened stress hormones, your body eventually fails to respond well in actually stressful situations as well as everyday life. Two of the primary victims of constant stress are your heart and your lungs. Your heart is working extra hard to move more oxygen into your muscles, but in that same act, it is raising your blood pressure. Your lungs are working extra hard, but if you already have asthma this can make breathing that much harder. Your digestive system can also take a hit. Under stress your liver creates more glucose that your body may not need, leading you to develop type 2 diabetes possibly. Most people also have greater heartburn while stressed and where this doesn’t cause ulcers it can affect people who already suffer from ulcers. Stress also affects the way your body breaks down nutrients, meaning that your body is not getting all the nutrients out of your food leading to weight gain, constipation or diarrhea.

 

These are just some of the ways that stress can affect your body. If you want to know about some ways to help de-stress, stay tuned for our next blog.