A newly released report from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) highlights key workplace amenity strategies that can lead to increased employee wellbeing and productivity.

"The single greatest asset and expense for any company are their employees," said IFMA President and CEO Tony Keane, CAE. "The research released today underscores the value of the facility manager in protecting that human capital through incorporating appropriate workplace amenities such as break rooms, cafeterias and on-site fitness centers.  Providing these amenities in the workplace ensures the happiness and productivity of employees, reduces absenteeism and safeguards the health of both the company and its personnel."

As the facility manager is tasked with integrating amenities into the workplace, they are ultimately responsible not only for the building itself but also for the health of its employees- the two most valuable assets for any company. The 2012 "Workplace Amenities Strategies" report helps facility practitioners protect the company assets by identifying industry patterns and data for the most effective resource allocation.

Companies typically will provide five-to-six building amenities for the occupants of the facility. The average is six amenities and the median is five amenities. The most commonly provided amenities are:
1. Breakrooms (93 percent)
2. Multi-purpose space (72 percent)
3. On-site fitness area (54 percent)