If the breakroom in your facility is old and tired, you may want to take the time to enter a contest being held by Staples Business Advantage, for the Ultimate Breakroom Makeover. The company will award one winner with a $50,000 prize to makeover their breakroom, with an eye demonstrating how office design contributes not only to employee morale, but also to productivity, collaboration, recruitment, and retention.
Until August 29, 2017, all U.S. businesses with at least 10 employees are eligible to enter for a chance to win the makeover. As a provider of products and services for the breakroom space and beyond, Staples Business Advantage, the B2B division of Staples, will provide the grand prize winner access to its solutions — including coffee options, healthy snacks, office furniture, cleaning solutions, and technology products – as well as expert design and installation services. The winning space will also be the focus of a professional workplace study to demonstrate how a changing workspace can impact office behavior and culture.
“The workplace continues to evolve and the classic meaning of the breakroom as just a place to heat up your lunch is a thing of the past,” said Neil Ringel, president, North American Delivery.” When designed thoughtfully and with the employee in mind, the breakroom can be one of the most valuable spaces in the office and Staples is excited to demonstrate the impact that workplace design can have on productivity and collaboration.”
Read more about last year’s winner, Kemper House, an assisted living facility in Strongsville, OH.
Facility management professionals can enter by doing the following:
- In 150 words or less, describe the features of your ultimate breakroom and why your current space needs a makeover.
- Submit up to three photos of your current breakroom.
- Enter before August 29 at 5:00p.m. Eastern Time.
To learn more about the contest or for more information including judging criteria and eligibility, please visit the contest website.