Due to home and hybrid working that has rapidly developed during the Covid-19 pandemic, the workplace perhaps isn’t as important as it once was. Despite so, it still has an important role to play for colleague collaboration.
In order to make your workplace better appeal to staff, even if they only visit on a part time basis, it is important to provide facilities and services that promote happiness.
Here is how the Micro Market can modernise your workplace to give your employees food for thought as to where they prefer to station.
Moving away from the workplace. The stats.
We unearthed an interesting report from the World Economic Forum regarding the change in people’s attitudes towards working from home around the world.
12,500 people from 29 countries were surveyed. The overall response was geared towards home and hybrid working being a positive, with 66% agreeing that employers need to be more flexible in terms of requesting employees to go into the office.
Just behind, 65% were supportive of the fact they are more productive when working from home. And 64% were unwavering in their belief that working from home was a good thing.
On the other side of the coin, it wasn’t all bad news for the workplace. Experts warned that home working is disastrous for interaction, quite obviously, whilst it could also increase burn out with employees failing to distinguish between home and work life. This very much suggests there is still a place for “traditional” working.
To summarise, it may be that flexible working has greater impact than full time home and hybrid working.
This means your workplace has a duty to still provide for your team, even if numbers are now reduced.
Modernise your workplace with the Micro Market.
Those who remain in your workplace still matter. They remain part of your team and need to feel happy and safe in their environment, regardless of how often they are there.
Research from EBRI found that a whopping 78% of employees agree that benefits and perks are important. In fact, they could even be crucial in deciding whether they want to work for a company or not.
Our Express Refreshments Micro Market takes what has always been an important part of any working day and builds on it to conform to modern day trends. From our early morning tea or coffee to a bite to eat at lunch time, refreshments at work matter. They’re fuel for our day.
The Micro Market provides a self-service convenience store in the heart of your workplace, tailored to you. It works for as little as 50 or 60 on site staff, who can enjoy fresh food, snacks, confectionery, and hot and cold drinks.
24/7 availability makes it the best solution for flexible working, whilst the minimal touch points and pre-packaged products deliver peace of mind. Payment is made using a cashless terminal that uses software bespoke to Express Refreshments, with regular offers and promotions.
The Micro Market shows that you care for the wellbeing of your team and raises the profile of your workplace in ways few facilities can. Position it almost wherever you want or tie it into your dedicated break out area.
Give your workplace the ammunition it needs.
The workplace is under threat from home working, but it’s not going anywhere just yet. Use its remaining importance to elevate it in the eyes of your staff.
The Micro Market really can work for almost any workplace across any industry. Busy manufacturing sites appreciate the grab-and-go convenience, whilst offices and serviced offices admire the way it helps raise company culture.
From a few shelves and a fridge to a colossal refreshment hub that always turns heads, it can also be as little or as large as you require. And you’d be surprised at its cost-effective nature when compared to similar solutions.
Contact Express Refreshments today to find out more. Let’s get your workplace on the path to serious improvement in this new modern world.