The Breakout area is where employees go to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy day at their desk, so it is very important to provide the right seats for them to unwind and relax and clear their heads.
It can be a place for employees to relax, eat their lunch and even hold informal meetings. Giving employees a break from a computer screen also complies with health and safety laws which require staff to take frequent breaks from their work stations when computers are being used.
Different types of seating is a great idea if the space is available. Canteen chairs or multipurpose chairs around a central table provides somewhere meetings can be held or lunch can be eaten whilst soft furnishings, such as tub chairs or sofas can make employees feel relaxed and comfortable when having a break.
Give your employees or visitors somewhere to make their drinks so they can relax in the break out area. A tea-point takes away the need for employees to leave the building several times a day for the well-known coffee-run and can improve staff moral.
A break out area can also double as an informal meeting area so it is important to consider noise pollution in busy or loud areas.