In 1989, sociologist Ray Oldenburg coined the term “third place” in his groundbreaking book, “The Great Good Place,” which explored the idea of a public, social place outside of home (first place) and work (second place). His concept of third places looks at how public places like coffee shops, bars, hair salons and bookstores are at the heart of communities.
Let’s face it: Your workers want and love good coffee. And in this case, giving them what they want is great for you too.
According to the National Coffee Association, 62% of Americans drink coffee daily. And 48% of millennials said they had a cup of coffee they consider to be gourmet the day before.
Beeeep…Buzzzz! It’s time to rise and shine! Many people wake up at 6:30 am or earlier and commute via car, train or bus. However, some people are not always bright-eyed and attentive in the morning. Here are a few practical tips to help keep your mornings upbeat and your days productive.
Summertime is for bar-b-cue’s, beach trips and ice cream. When daydreaming about your toes in the sand and enjoying warm weather is common. Did you know researchers found productivity drops 20 percent in the summer? Now is the best time to eat brain foods to help you focus and boost productivity. Here are seven brain foods to help you check off tasks on your to-do list until your next vacation.
Wow! The world consumes over 2.25 billion cups of coffee a year. With that amount of anything one small change can make a difference. Having a recyclable coffee cup could make a strong impact on your office sustainability efforts. By selecting environmentally friendly coffee cups you encourage staff to think about sustainability. Implementing sustainability efforts by using biodegradable or compostable products in your breakroom may be an option. First, what are compostable products?
Do you ever wonder why people go to Starbucks to study or do work? Today people are choosing to do work at their local café. Coffee shops have become the new ideal workplace because of its more relaxed and creative environment. Some people may find it hard to concentrate during the noisy coffee rush, but turns out, to some people it can be more beneficial than working in a quiet office.
Did you know that about 70 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged at work? When a company has disengaged employees, it can lead to a decrease in productivity. Possible reasons could be:
Did you know fifty-four percent of adults drink coffee every day? On average three cups a day are consumed before breakfast or between meals. During this time people may be on the way to their office or looking to coffee to help boost energy. We believe coffee can also help improve interoffice conversations among people we see everyday. Here are a few positive ways coffee can help impact your office environment.
Did you know that about 77 percent of employees in the U.S. have a workplace coffee area? For many employees, coffee has become part of their daily routine. To some, it is the necessary fuel needed to get through the workday. More and more businesses are introducing or improving a coffee area. So employees can easily access coffee throughout the day. It may even give them the boost of energy they need!
By having a coffee machine, you are not adding a perk, but giving employees more benefits that come along with it. Here are 6 ways it can help your office:
Every business office has a list of "must haves" for creating an efficient, productive work environment. While paperclips, staples, and reams of paper are all essential to have stocked in your office, you're forgetting one of the most important items — coffee!