Wellness; Little Box of Workplace Diversions
The Little Box of Workplace Diversions is part of our Workplace Wellness Series.
Employees do better work when they take high-quality, restorative breaks. The challenge is to help teams understand the activities that restore the mind and engage in them consistently and with purpose. The trouble is that too many skip breaks. They don't have access to the knowledge of how critical breaks are to productivity and mental health. They might also face judgment when taking these breaks inside the office. Teams must agree that these diversions, as long as they are done with wisdom, make everyone better.
The Little Box of Workplace Diversions provides creative ideas for restorative activities and the story behind them - a yo-yo calms the nerves, for instance. It also takes the eyes away from the screen for a few moments, which today's workforce does too rarely. This product makes an excellent gift for employees. Dominoes make an excellent group project over a coffee break. Players share a brief collaboration. They breathe deeply while they stand the dominoes on their end, which is an excellent mindfulness practice. Then they watch them tumble, which is also relaxing and centering.
The Basic training package is recommended for the Little Box of Workplace Diversions.