Fidget spinners are the latest craze to sweep the nation, but they’re more than just a toy. These plastic, rotating objects provide a list of benefits for the most unlikely people. Forget children, these nifty gadgets are great for any adult.
Since we love fidget spinners so much, we’ve introduced hundreds into our Hallmark Hotels up and down the country. You will be able to find these little Hallmark Hotels branded spinners in all our meeting rooms. It’s our own way of helping you increase your concentration and bring a little fun into every meeting you hold.
But why fidget spinners?
A study has shown that brief distractions can boost productivity. Just as going for a walk or taking a break can help your mind refocus so can mini-movements. These small distractions come as a welcome break for you and your mind, allowing it to return to the task at hand feeling refreshed.
Fidget spinners have the ability to work in the same way. They distract your mind for fleeting moments, while the majority of your attention remains on the speaker at the front of your meeting.
There have been many suggestions that fidget spinners can provide an outlet for stress. Steven Bremer conducted a study on patients who recently had surgery and found that stress balls helped to reduce their anxiety and pain. This study highlights the benefits that toys can have, acting as an outlet for feelings of stress.
Others suggest fidget spinners are simply a great outlet for bored energy. Your body naturally wants to move, therefore, sitting down and concentrating on one task can result in a build-up of energy and tension. Fidget spinners allow you to discreetly release this energy whilst remaining on task, keeping everyone happy.
Fidget spinners can also increase creativity. Digital marketing agency Boston Interactive claims that by having toys in their office they are encouraging the idea of play, allowing room for new, creative thinking.
Learning new tricks on a fidget spinner, working out how to catch and throw, or discovering a new way to spin multiple gadgets at once, all help improve problem-solving skills. It can help employees approach problems from a fresh perspective and take a refreshing, childlike intrigue to their work.
If you fancy grabbing one of our special fidget spinners, then why not book your next company meeting in one of our Hallmark Hotels? Spacious and professional, our meetings room are perfect for any business.