Staples Launches New “Ultimate Breakroom Makeover” Contest
$50,000 Prize Will Transform the Winner’s Workplace
Is your current breakroom lacking and in need of an upgrade? Do you actively avoid the breakroom because it doesn’t represent an inviting and collaborative space where you want to spend time? If so, you are in luck. Staples, Inc. wants to makeover your breakroom and show how office design contributes not only to office morale, but also to productivity, collaboration, recruitment and retention.
Starting today, all U.S. businesses with at least 10 employees are eligible to enter for a chance to win the makeover. As a leader in the breakroom space, Staples Business Advantage, the B2B division of Staples, will provide the grand prize winner access to its solutions – including coffee options, healthy snacks, office furniture, cleaning solutions, and technology products – as well as expert design and installation services. The winning breakroom will also be the focus of a professional workplace study to demonstrate how a changing workspace can impact office behavior and culture.
“The workplace continues to evolve and the classic meaning of the breakroom as just a place to heat up your lunch is a thing of the past,” said Neil Ringel, president, North American Delivery.” When designed thoughtfully and with the employee in mind, the breakroom can be one of the most valuable spaces in the office and Staples is excited to demonstrate the impact that workplace design can have on productivity and collaboration.”
How to Enter:
- In 150 words or less, describe the features of your ultimate breakroom and why your current company needs a breakroom makeover
- Submit up to three photos of your current breakroom
- Enter before August 29th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
All entries will be judged to determine three finalists. A Staples design expert will then visit those three offices in-person to determine which breakroom is most suitable for the makeover. To learn more about the contest or for more information including judging criteria and eligibility, please visit the contest website.
Click here for a follow-up on last year’s winner, a residential care facility for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, which shows the impact of the makeover on their employees and company culture. The link includes a short time-lapse video of the project, before and after.
Staples brings technology and people together in innovative ways to consistently deliver products, services and expertise that elevate and delight customers. Staples is in business with businesses and is passionate about empowering people to become true professionals at work. Headquartered outside of Boston, Mass., Staples, Inc. operates primarily in North America, with additional offices in South America and Asia. More information about Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is available at www.staples.com.