There comes a time in every worker’s life when the mindset to produce just isn’t there. No matter how many breaks you take from the mundane task of getting yourself back into the groove, you might as well tell yourself it just isn’t happening. Sometimes it has nothing to do with the creative spark dying out. More it’s often related to just being tired.
We all sometimes tend to burn the candle at both ends without realizing that the body will eventually tell on us and as a defense mechanism, it will temporarily shut down on physical activity and the mental processes. At this time we must give our bodies what they crave and relax.
You might actually still be at work when the body starts throwing off these signals and finding a place to relax may be too confining, uncomfortable or inconvenient. How many of us, after all, are able to take our beds to work? How many of us even have the luxury of shutting the office door and calling it quits for an hour before alerting management that our free spirit must signal something is up but it isn’t work? We can’t but alternatives can be investigated that will satisfy bosses and workers.
Bosses would do well to consider having a meeting space where workers can work out productivity issues for an hour. Unwinding during the middle of the work day is possible in a different atmosphere, particularly when you can’t leave the office. Deadlines are always looming but having a flexible meeting space that will offer soft beverage service, a television and a place to prop up your feet will give workers an opportunity to think peacefully and clear their heads.
The meeting space need not eat an entire budget. Meeting spaces are flexible enough to be cost effective and temporary. If management finds the space is too expensive or too small for its company’s needs, the initial plan can be changed to accommodate the present state of affairs. A happy staff is a productive staff and meeting them part of the way paves the road to the company’s lasting stability.