Promoting Corporate Coherence
Despite the difficulty to define a corporate lounge, it is definitely bound together change quickly or are not yet fully understood.
It must be noticed that the cultural and social values that the group of employees hold dear are reinforced in the dayto- day interaction taking place in the lounge. This perpetuates a particular lifestyle and preserves group unity and integrity. Employees share jokes and gripes, eat together, play and work together and are friends – which contributes to personal esteem, satisfaction, and a feeling of worth.
The informal communication channel formed in a corporate lounge lets the employees stay informed about what management actions may affect them in various ways and similarly the management stays aware of the prevailing attitudes and mindsets within the organization. This knowledge helps in the creation of social control tools to regulate behaviours conforming to values of the organization.
Thus, only official procedures and creativity are not enough for the growth of an organization, rather a balance should be achieved between the two, formal and informal, sides of the corporate brain. After all, it is all the more necessary for the employees to ‘ blow off’ their frustrations among empathetic colleagues and return to work with a new zeal.
Thus, along with the total order of a workplace, which creates products, a total chaos of a corporate lounge builds innovation underlying the products. Successful businesses are not only recognizing the difference between the two but also encouraging both to occur