5 important additions to the ideal office that are not work related
The employees themselves realized that the balanced coexistence between personal and formal life is quite possible, as long as they have the conditions for it.
Business owners who care about the well-being of their employees already pay special attention to the additional services and facilities in the office building when choosing their company's new home.
Here are some of the most wanted additional services and amenities that a well-runed office building suitable for a post-covid era must have:
Bicycle parking and changing room
The opportunity to go to work by bicycle has always attracted people with eco-awareness and concern for their health. However, the obstacle for more people to go to work by bicycle is often the lack of a suitable and safe place to park the bicycle and the lack of a bathroom in which to put themselves in a form suitable for an office.
Large office buildings such as SAC have enough space to create this type of convenience for their tenants. Both the parking of the bicycles and a place for refreshment before moving to the office environment are arranged in the underground level of Building A2.
Restaurants with quality food
Food is health and eating on foot and in front of the computer is no longer an option for employees. The variety of opportunities for healthy food near the office can be a deal breaker for some employees.
The neat restaurants near the office have another role as well - they help the informal communication of the employees and gives them the opportunity to insert a personal meeting between 9:00 and 17:00 in their schedule in order to achieve the balance that was mentioned at the beginning - the harmony between personal life and work.
"When we have lunch in the restaurants next to SAC, it's as if we immediately go on vacation. We have a view of the park, a view and plenty of delicious food - just like on vacation, "said officials.
Door-to-door (or workplace) dry cleaning
When the day is full of work duties, one feels calmer when one can entrust more of his/hers personal commitments to the right professionals.
And when the service is available in the office, the convenience is even greater because it saves time. Examples are dry cleaning services such as SAC's Dry Cleaning Ultra, which can pick up and return your dry cleaning back to you at the office.
Care for your car
When the car is the preferred way of transportation to the office, it is much more convenient to have someone who can take care of it while you are at work. Having a car wash in the underground car parking is another step towards improving the well-being of the employees.
Another desired service related to cars is the availability of a charging station for electric cars. Given that we are on the threshold of the next era in transport and hybrid cars are becoming increasingly popular, the convenience for the owners of such cars is really important.
The sense of belonging
What we miss the most during isolation is communication with people and a sense of belonging to the team and the company. Fortunately, live communication is again possible, and it is especially important for companies to maintain and deepen this sense of belonging.
A good step is to hold more personal meetings between the teams or to hand out loyalty cards, which give a discount for different brands and stores.
If there is one positive thing that COVID has taught us about the way we work, it is that we are more productive and useful to the company when we manage to combine our personal and professional lives in a more balanced way. When the office offers such conditions, there is no obstacle for a person to return to work willingly.