Implementing a Quiet Space in Your Office
Setting aside an area for quiet space is often easier in theory than practice; if rules and conditions are not established right at the beginning.
A quite room needn’t cost a fortune either – so long as you have a dedicated space that can be designated a quite area. Consider investing in some comfortable seating, relaxed lighting, curtains and maybe facilities to make a drink.
Of course, if you’ve been allocated a more generous budget for a quiet space, you could consider getting a professional in to create a relaxing area. Here at iHUS Changing Places we have experience transforming rooms to either sensory or quiet rooms by installing a range of equipment from lighting to soft furnishings.
Either way, what you do need to do is draw up a list of rules for the space – these can either be sent to employees directly or a poster created and put on the wall. The rules don’t need to be strict – just common-sense things like, ‘please do not make telephone calls in the quiet room’.
It needs to be quickly established that the room is not a place to slip off to for a chat with a colleague or to make calls. Make it clear that the room is solely for contemplation – reading, thinking or just sitting quietly.
The room can also double up as a prayer room of there is a requirement in your workplace. People will use the space for many purposes that can be very beneficial to their overall wellbeing.
What if I Don’t Have Space for a Quiet Room?
Having space for a quiet space or sensory room can be one of the biggest challenges for businesses.
If that’s the case, then you could consider a modular solution – a ready made building that can be conveniently located anywhere on your property. We commonly install the sensory product in school playgrounds and can do the same for your business using the car park or any other available outdoor space you have available.
For more information on quiet rooms and how we can help bring a sense of harmony to your business, get in touch and a member of the team will be happy to discuss options and arrange a consultation.