$40,000 prize package will transform a company’s breakroom
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2016--
When was the last time you took a well-deserved break at work to have a
mid-day cup of coffee, enjoy a snack or socialize with your colleagues?
Or, when was the last time you held a meeting in your cafeteria or
breakroom? If you can’t remember, Staples Business Advantage wants to
turn your breakroom back into a workplace destination with the launch of
Breakroom Makeover” contest.
Starting today, all U.S. businesses with at least 10 employees are
eligible to make their case for why they need and deserve the chance to
win a breakroom makeover valued at $40,000. The need is clear – as 45%
of employees eat lunch at their desk and nearly 40% indicate that an
open and collaborative environment leads to a positive work culture,
according to the Staples
Business Advantage Workplace Index. Employers can turn the breakroom
into a dual-purpose zone – creating a place to recharge and a work space
away from desks and conference rooms.
“Taking a break in the always-on modern workplace can seem like a pipe
dream, but it shouldn’t be. Having a pleasant, well-stocked office
breakroom can have a tangible impact on business results,” said Kerry
Anne Carter, vice president, Staples Business Advantage. “61% of
employees say taking a break would increase their productivity. A simple
way for organizations to boost productivity is to provide an inviting
area to socialize, unwind and collaborate.”
Do you feel strongly that your office breakroom is deserving of a
makeover? If so, submit your entry at https://staplesadvantage.com/ultimatebreakroom
and access the official rules here.
Entrants must submit a short essay by June 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to
state their case and indicate what features they’d like to see in their
revamped breakroom. A panel of judges will select finalists based on the
originality and creativity of desired, revamped features
most deserving of a makeover
productivity boosts included in the submission
suitability for promotional purposes
The five entries with the highest scores will be posted online on July
1, 2016, where the public will vote to help determine the grand prize
winner of the Ultimate Breakroom Makeover, announced in early August.
The grand prize winner will have access to Staples Business Advantage’s
assortment of breakroom
solutions – encompassing coffee options, healthy snacks, office
furniture, cleaning solutions, low-maintenance appliances and flat
screen TVs, as well as services for layout design and implementation to
bring the facelift vision to life.
A leader in breakroom offerings, Staples Business Advantage recently
initiatives with MARS DRINKS and LeanBox – to distribute their
Flavia Brewers and healthy meals and snacks, respectively – to enhance
the variety of coffee and nutritious food businesses can use to power
About Staples, Inc.
Staples retail stores and Staples.com help small business customers make
more happen by providing a broad assortment of products, expanded
business services and easy ways to shop, all backed with a lowest price
offers businesses the convenience to shop and buy how and when they want
- in store, online, via mobile or though social apps. Staples.com
customers can either buy online and pick-up in store or ship for free
from Staples.com with Staples Rewards minimum purchase. Expanded
services also make it easy for businesses to succeed with in-store
Business Centers featuring shipping services and products, copying,
scanning, faxing and computer work stations, Tech Services, full-service
Print & Marketing Services, Staples Merchant Services, small business
lending and credit services.
Business Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples,
Inc., helps mid-market, commercial and enterprise-sized customers make
more happen by offering a curated assortment of products and services
combined with deep expertise, best-in-class customer service,
competitive pricing and state-of-the art ecommerce site. Staples
Business Advantage is the one-source solution for all things businesses
need to succeed, including office supplies, facilities cleaning and
maintenance, breakroom snacks and beverages, technology, furniture,
interior design and Print & Marketing Services. Headquartered outside of
Boston, Staples, Inc. operates throughout North and South America,
Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. More information about Staples
(NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.
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Source: Staples, Inc.
Shweta Agarwal, 508-253-8249