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When the weather is as glorious as it is at the moment, we all find it hard to concentrate on our work. Unless your staff are locked up in a windowless office, their longing gazes outside will not have escaped your notice. Now, we’re not suggesting we have a magic solution, but we do reckon we have a few thoughts - involving outdoor furniture, of course - that may help reduce their distraction…
CamHam ‘outdoor furnishing’ you with a couple of ideas…
In recent months, we’ve published two articles regarding work time and the great outdoors, and this little heatwave has prompted us to take a peek at those again. The points they raise may help you find a way through the staff lethargy over the summer. All you need is a bit of outdoor furniture.
Your employees are distracted, so what can you do? We say, why not let them meet and discuss outside? Not all day, every day, of course. But by providing them with some well-designed outdoor furniture you might just hold their attention for a bit longer. Here’s a little taster of the surprising benefits of outdoor meetings:
They get creativity flowing – a change is as good as a rest. Discussing ‘stuff’ whilst sitting on some comfy outdoor furniture gives their brains a chance to recharge.
They provide a chance to chat – as people are heading outside, let’s face it, they’ll get their chit chat done whilst walking. Hey presto! By the time they sit down at the picnic table, they’ll be all chattered out.
The casual nature of an outdoor setting promotes an appropriately casual attitude – the informal design of outdoor furniture lends itself to easy discussion, which is sometimes just the ticket when tempers are fraying.
They take staff away from the phones – and this really helps with getting ideas flowing. Blue sky thinking… literally.
They help mix things up – employees can be creatures of habit. A change of routine can trigger a change in thinking… and sometimes that’s exactly what a business needs.
If you encourage your staff to eat outside, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the benefits that that brings. Here are just a few thoughts on what munching whilst seated on welcoming and comfortable outdoor furniture, can do:
Eating outside reduces stress – your employees get a chance to enjoy natural light and fresh air away from their phones.
An outdoor lunch gets people sitting in a different position – shifting posture by perching on some well-designed outdoor furniture for an hour is a must for any office worker’s back.
Lunching outside gives the brain a breather – people get a break from their office desk just before brain fatigue sets in.
Picnicking can be so social – it’s a great team building and bonding opportunity. And, let’s face it, your staff are probably sharing and discussing business issues anyway.
So what sort of outdoor furniture can CamHam offer you?
We reckon the key to a successful outdoor office manoeuvre is casual yet robust outdoor furniture. Our selection of picnic tables, with their rigid frames and outdoor finishes, tick that box perfectly. We ensure that all wood is planed, smoothed and rounded, so nether regions stay splinter free. Your staff really will thank you.
If you’d like to find out more about our outdoor furniture range, then please get in touch. We deliver to locations in Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire regularly, and often far beyond. So get in touch!
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