The Zen Room at Forest Interactive HQ Provides Employees with a Brief Respite 

Working in today’s environment is not like anything anybody can ever prepare for. Nowadays, companies around the world run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that goods and services reach consumers whenever and wherever. Because things move at light speed, employees are expected to do the same. Unfortunately, not everybody can keep up with the demand.

With the stresses of everyday work life barreling down on ordinary individuals, things can get quite unbearable. Add to that other stress like home life, the daily commute, and finances and the work-life balance takes a beating. Fortunately, Forest Interactive recognizes this. As an answer to our company’s everyday needs—both physically and mentally—the headquarters recently established the Zen Room.

The Zen Room and its Benefits 

With Forest Interactive’s new Zen Room, employees are guaranteed a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday office life. The Zen Room is a quiet escape that affords people a moment or two of peace and quiet. Employees may use this time to meditate or reflect on the problems at hand, away from the noise of the outside world.

Studies have shown the meditation has positive effects on a person’s well being. Apart from a calm mind, meditation has been shown to lower blood pressure, alleviate stress, and provide more energy and vitality. Through simple breathing exercises, a person is able to refocus and re-energies themselves so that he/she may power through the rest of his/her work.


Other Wellness Efforts 

Within the corporate headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, other efforts for relaxation and decompression are provided. A massage chair is provided as a quick breather from the stressful day. Aroma therapy machines and a dehumidifier continuously inject essential oils into the air to create a light, stress-free aura among employees.

Not only that, the Forest Interactive corporate HQ also hosts regular social activities to engage employees and produce camaraderie among talents. After-work sports clubs meet regularly for employees with like-minded interests so that they may gather and exercise. The company boasts a soccer, running, paintball, and badminton club among others.

The company also provides other social activities within the office like a quarterly birthday celebration, a year-end party, and an annual company outing. Social activities have been proven to engage a person’s mind thus lessening stress and health concerns. Forest Interactive believes that a healthy, active, social, work environment can not only produce an active workforce but also a happy one.


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Chino Liao is a freelance writer and stand-up comedian based in Manila, Philippines.

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