Workplace Amenities Strategies Research Report #36 by IFMA


The physical aspects of a workplace environment can have a direct impact on the productivity, health and safety, comfort, concentration, job satisfaction and morale of the people within it. A part of this physical environment includes workplace amenities such as cafeterias, day care centers and recreation areas that require the same level of detailed planning, procurement and maintenance as the other aspects of a facility.

Amenities in the workplace are constantly evolving. Today’s break rooms have refrigerators and small tables with chairs, employees want landscaped outdoor areas with walking paths, and there are as many different coffee flavors as there are cable channels. Other companies have gyms, dry cleaners, buffet lunches and dinners, on-site health care centers/professionals, shuttle services during lunch hours. New mothers now have designated nursing/lactation areas and there are also prayer/meditation rooms.

In this new report, IFMA’s research explores how much space is allocated to the provision of these amenities, how vendors are selected, what policies have been established to operate them, who utilizes them, how they are maintained and what options are provided. In Workplace Amenities Strategies Research Report #36, IFMA has assembled the most current and complete research related to managing workplace amenities, drawing from the responses of 848 facility managers that were surveyed for this report, as well as the major organizations that are profiled in the case studies section.

Workplace Amenities Strategies is divided into sections that present the results of IFMA’s survey-based research of different amenities in the workplace, with the exception of the first section that contains data on what types of amenities can be commonly found in facilities.

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