Whilst we all look forward to the day we can finally turn our backs on Covid-19 and progress with our lives, some aspects forced by the virus could be here to stay. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Flexible working looks set to remain mainstream for the foreseeable future and this is very much welcomed by so many employees. What it does mean, however, is that your workplace must adapt to suit.
The Express Refreshments Micro Market can help.
It’s a change that is certainly sudden. Prior to Covid-19, just 5% of employees reported that they were mostly working from home. Since the virus, this figure has rose to over 70%.
Many employees and indeed employers are appreciating the value of this way of working. Lots of workers are saying they are happier adopting some form of flexible working, and leaders are accepting that this often makes them more productive.
However, this doesn’t mean the workplace will simply disappear. It will remain a valuable location that acts as a central hub for collaboration. Rather than abandon your working environment, you instead need to give it more attention so that it adheres to flexible working practices.
The sudden switch to flexible working hasn’t always made it easy to get things in place, however.
Workplace refreshments have always been a fantastic employee perk that can encourage higher levels of wellbeing and productivity. The Micro Market is a modern-day workplace refreshment solution that is well suited to flexible working.
Flexible working obviously means your team will spend less time in the workplace as they usually would. They may also be on-site at different times, so you need a refreshment solution that’s as flexible as your team.
Thankfully the Micro Market is open and available 24 hours a day. It doesn’t require a cashier or anyone to assume control and is entirely self-service, so staff can use it as and when they need to.
It can take care of itself for long periods of time.
The market offers a huge range of products from sandwiches and rolls to snacks and cold drinks. Many of these items are long life, so whilst our operators will attend your site to maintain and replenish your market, lots of products won’t need to be wasted.
Arguably the biggest and best feature of the market, however, and one that still goes under the radar, is the ability to provide a welcome break when your team need one.
The stresses and strains of the working day can get anyone down and even as we turn our back on the last 12+ months, your team may have concerns regarding this new normal. The Micro Market acts as a welcome space where your team can wind down and talk to a team member over a coffee.
This is an excellent advertisement for a positive workplace culture.
To enquire about your own Micro Market, contact us today and our team would be happy to explore the possibility with you.