By: Tom Charek
Streamlining Lunch at the Office
One way that waste and traffic can be limited is by landlords forming agreements with food delivery services and restaurants for a standard delivery time every day. Employers can then encourage their employees to be more efficient by eliminating multiple orders and deliveries to the building. In addition to improved efficiency, this is also a greener option as less deliveries mean less emissions generated from multiple trips to the same building or multiple drivers delivering to the same place. Wages of the food delivery team improve as they make less trips but one way that waste and traffic can be limited is by landlords forming agreements with food delivery services and restaurants for a standard delivery time everyday. Employers can then encourage their employees to be more efficient by eliminating multiple orders and deliveries to the building, deliver multiple orders. At the same time, lunch time traffic around a building is reduced.
The office market is changing, and adjustments are necessary. As landlords are encouraging tenants to renew leases, they need to recognize the changing landscape for employers. Collaboration between landlord and companies to create visitor parking spaces or even drive-through options for these delivery services can make this type of office food option even more efficient. This should be attractive to companies as they have something to offer their employees when they return to the office.
Also, working together, landlords and office tenants can design outdoor spaces designated for individual or group meals during nice weather. These spaces need to be environmentally friendly and include ample recycling facilities to reduce the carbon footprint of the building. During colder months, offices promoting efficient lunch delivery will also need space for employees to congregate; these spaces should receive ample natural light and promote environmentally friendly designs. Such improvements will continue to support the return to office and promote community among employees.
Creating a culture of healthy, green and happy employees starts with the understanding of both employers and landlords that returning to the office means providing convenience and efficiency. Streamlining food delivery has many benefits, not only to the employees and employers but also to the environment.