Reinvent Your Workplace Breakroom With LAOP 

If you’re looking to create or recreate your breakroom, look no further than Louisiana Office Products. We have everything you need from tables and seating to snacks and beverages.  

If you’re looking to create or recreate your breakroom, look no further than Louisiana Office Products. We have everything you need from tables and seating to snacks and beverages.  

The Space 

A great breakroom can’t be beat. Oftentimes, it is a deciding factor for whether or not a potential employee chooses your company over another. There are a few things you can include to make sure your team knows how much you care about them.  

Spacious Tables 

Let your team spread out a bit while they eat their lunch. Having large enough tables for everyone to gather at can promote collaboration and communication among your staff. Not to mention, you can use these larger tables whenever you need to have an all-hands meeting.  

Comfortable Seating 

Everyone craves comfort on a break. Whether it’s a plush couch or even a massage chair, finding somewhere to relax on a lunch or coffee break is paramount. Bring size-inclusive, ergonomic seating to your breakroom and encourage your staff to “take a load off” for a few minutes during their day.  

Wall of Fame 

If you have enough wall space in your breakroom, consider including a Recognition Area or Awards Wall. Has someone exceeded their goals recently? Add their photo to the wall and proclaim their accomplishments. Maybe you do Office Awards every quarter. This wall would be a fantastic place to showcase everyone’s awards. Did your office win the local softball championship? Time to display the trophy proudly for all to see!  

It’s no secret that the beverages in the breakroom are important. From the best coffees and teas to sodas, protein drinks, flavored waters and more, LAOP will help you ensure your favorites are always stocked.

The Beverages 

It’s no secret that the beverages in the breakroom are important. From the best coffees and teas to sodas, protein drinks, flavored waters and more, LAOP will help you ensure your favorites are always stocked. There’s nothing worse than getting to the breakroom and seeing someone took the last can of seltzer. With recurring orders, you’ll never have to worry about running out.  

The Snacks 

And finally, the food. Snacks are necessary in an office. When the 2pm lull hits, you want to ensure that you have enough quality food items available for your employees to go through the rest of their workday with ease and a full belly. Most people don’t work well on an empty stomach. Here are a few great things to remember to include in your breakroom: 

  1. Allergen Free Snacks 
  2. Fresh Fruit and Vegetables 
  3. Protein Bars 
  4. Chips and Pretzels 
  5. Candy 
  6. Pastries 
  7. Dips and Sauces 

The Supplies 

Don’t forget the utensils, napkins, stirrers, plates, and cleaning supplies! Make sure you have everything you need on hand for your company. Even if someone brings food from home, have plates and cutlery available to them. If you have a dishwasher, be sure to buy some detergent and run the machine every workday to ensure cleanliness and consistency.  

Touchdown Spaces For The Modern Workplace

Touchdown Spaces

Touchdown Spaces are swiftly becoming a necessity in the modern workplace. While a productive and comfortable workplace means something different to everyone, having options available to encourage everyone to find their optimal work environment is a great way to provide autonomy to your employees. Flexible workstations allow for work to be done outside of the traditional desk – maybe you work best from a couch or an outside table. Touchdown spaces are perfect for the modern, hybrid work approach when not everyone is at the office every day.

What You Need

Plug-and-Play

Everyone needs access to certain things. Chief among them is electricity. More than two-thirds of the workforce use a laptop versus a desktop, or at least can. Being mobile is increasingly important. What do you need when you use a laptop? A power source. A plug-and-play approach to working is what can most improve productivity and efficiency. You want people to be able to quickly sit down and start to work, not spend time searching for the nearest outlet.

Variety

Most people don’t eat the same thing every day. Nor do they want to work in the same space every day. It often stifles creativity when you don’t have the opportunity to shift your perspective. Having several spaces available in which to work can help boost not only creativity but also workplace morale. Monday- desk. Tuesday- couch. Wednesday- coffee bar. Thursday- quiet room. Friday- meeting room.

Convenience

We all know that meetings either run long or start late sometimes. While waiting for a meeting to begin, or waiting for access to a conference room, encourage people to keep working with spaces to sit and work just outside of meeting areas. A simple couch with a coffee table can help to improve output and quickly send off two emails while waiting for access to the conference room.

Modular Furniture

With modern, modular furniture, you can easily adjust a space to your advantage. Having flexible options that allow for collaboration is essential. Furniture that can easily be moved around will encourage employees to collaborate more often. And we all know that Teamwork Makes the Dream Work.

Privacy

While some people thrive in a space with everyone around them and the buzz of office noise, some need a quiet, private space in which to work. Consider making “quiet rooms”, where white noise is playing to cover the office noise. Having size-inclusive furniture available in quiet spaces can keep employees not only happy, but also healthy.