Before leaving the house, it’s good to check you’ve packed all those office essentials: laptop, lunch, briefcase, but how about your son or daughter too?
Whilst some companies in the UK have a “bring your child to work day”, in the United States it’s an official day for every firm. The idea is to show kids the value of their education, showing what could be possible if they study hard, and perhaps the pitfalls if they don’t.
Although there’s no formal day in place over here, many organisations have decided they like the idea and given it a go. According to a recent survey by workplace designers Maris Interiors, you’ll find a “bring your child to work day” in 8% of UK offices.
Whilst detractors say having lots of children in the office doesn’t really give an idea of what true office life is like, most employees of UK companies who participate (72%) say that it’s a positive addition to their calendar – and that it is beneficial for the children who attend (88%).
“It does sound a bit noisy,” worries Maris Interiors Managing Director David Cannon, “But it’s only once a year – I can’t see many companies objecting to the scheme. Unless they work down a mine of course.”
Notes For The Editor:
Maris Interiors LLP is the UK’s leading specialist in workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. Their team of experts has extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good design can substantially improve business performance, save vast amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
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