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Why Focus on Sleep Health as an Office Amenity?

recharj December 4, 2014 0 comments 0

Wellness centers are not exclusive to individual private businesses; commercial developers and investors looking to add an amenity to  increase tenant acquisition and retention or upgrade current building facilities would find a wellness center to be a perfect fit.

This is article 2 of a 3 part series. Be sure to read our related posts:

Why Focus on Sleep Health?

Our previous post, Why an Office Amenity?, detailed that business demand for office amenities is growing and most importantly, companies are looking specifically for amenities that will contribute to both the wellness of their staff and deliver an ROI.

So, what office amenities fit the requirement of contributing to the company bottom line? Here are a few:

  1. Gym – Everyone has a gym now, right? It has become the standard office amenity today. Gyms are great, but are often underutilized and can be very costly to build and maintain.
  2. Café – Nutrition contributes to employee wellness, right? Yes, but only if done correctly. More than just a space with food is required; many integrative programs are now offered to make nutrition options easier for employees. However, food can be a very complex and sensitive issue. There are many divergent opinions about what foods are healthy and what foods are not. Endorsing a particular diet or regimen can be tricky to navigate with a diverse group of people.

OR how about something that would differentiate your featured space from the pack; something unique, innovate and proves to businesses that you are aligned with their interests and goals. One thing that companies are doing already, independently or with napnook is building an nap room or revival room.

[blockquote type=”intext”]“a majority of these designated “napping” areas leave a lot to be desired…the effort is there but the execution is severely lacking…businesses shouldn’t leave anything unmanaged where expecting to see results”[/blockquote]

The trend of nap rooms is positive and gaining traction:

  • 34% of employers now let their employees take a nap at work
  • 16% of employers now have some sort of designated “napping” area

The statistics above should be qualified by stating that a majority of these designated “napping” areas leave a lot to be desired. In other words, the effort is there but the execution is severely lacking. Throwing a couch in a room, unmanaged, unmonitored is ineffective and can be unsafe. Our general opinion is that businesses shouldn’t leave anything unmanaged where expecting to see results.

Are we at napnook surprised at how businesses approach going it their own? Absolutely not, this is not what these companies do; this is not their area of expertise and so we run across many of the common pitfalls that may backfire on the investment.

But, why napnook? Because, we are sleep health and wellness experts; this is our core competency, which means we do it right, so that it works for both the client and the employer.

Our next post, What is the Value of a napnook?, examines the financial value of employee wellness to companies. This the commercial developers’ value proposition to prospective and existing tenants.
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