Now Britain is on its way back to some semblance of normality, thoughts naturally turn to how the world and the workplace has changed over the past 18 months.
Some things have changed because they had to. Some things should change because we want them to. One thing in that latter camp is office lunches.
Unless you’re fortunate enough to have a fully staffed canteen, you’re likely dependant on vending or catering to feed your staff. Why not level up lunches with a food delivery from Buzz-it?
Buzz-it and office lunches
If you don’t have a canteen or catering facilities, deliveries are the way to go. You could leave this up to staff to manage themselves but offering daily food deliveries covering different cuisines could be an excellent way to increase engagement, thank staff for their loyalty or help improve morale.
Depending on where you’re based, you could have hundreds of food businesses willing to cater for office lunches.
Rather than employees meeting in the pub or restaurant at lunch, why not help them remain safe by having food delivered?
While we need to support our local hospitality industry, we need to do that while not putting your staff or productivity at risk.
Why make them choose unhealthy food from a vending machine or eat leftover pizza from the night shift?
Let them make healthy choices that provide the nutrition they need while also keeping the risk of infection minimal and costs down.
You could leave it to employees to manage but you could also reach out to local food businesses who use Buzz-it to see if they offer discounts, special promotions or special catering menus.
Some of the businesses we spoke to said they would be happy to cater for offices or businesses and create specific menus for that if there was sufficient demand. You could help create that demand!
Spreading support across the community
Many of us are struggling with wanting to support local businesses while keeping ourselves safe.
Not going to the pub at lunch or not meeting at a favourite restaurant or coffee shop will deprive them of your custom. But it could also help keep you safe.
If you spent the same money with another local business via Buzz-it, you’re still supporting local businesses, just different ones. All while keeping staff safe, happy and productive.
Download Buzz-it, reach out to local businesses in your area and see what they are willing to do for you. There are always people willing to help other local businesses and this is just one way for us to take advantage of that.
Until coronavirus is more under control or more of us are vaccinated, we still need to take practical steps to protect ourselves and our staff. Changing the way we work is just one way to do that.