Really? Office Catering Bagels?
Well, technically, just breakfast… but who doesn’t love bagels?! Any manager or owner will tell you that increasing staff productivity is a major objective. Especially now, getting your team to the office with a positive attitude and efficient attitude is more important than ever. While there are many ways to boost morale and productivity, starting your day with an office-catering breakfast is widely recognized as one of the best! Just think, how many of your team were rushed on their way to work and skipped breakfast? As outlined by Fooditude.com here, “Breakfast can boost brain power and physical strength, so you can get a good day’s work done. Fueling up in the morning is the best fix for a productive day.”
Boost Office Morale – Immediately!
A proven way to increase productivity is to ensure your team is happy. When employees are happy, they are more motivated to work. When your team doesn’t need to worry about buying or planning breakfast in the morning, they can be more relaxed in the morning – when this time is typically often one of the most hectic! Having your team walk into the office to fresh coffee, local bagels, and some seasonal fruit will create a happier, more relaxed environment, leading to increased morale and productivity from the moment they walk in!
Team Bonding Breakfast > Email Ice-Breakers
Another great benefit to providing breakfast is that it gives your employees an opportunity to bond with each other. Bonding is best when it happens organically, and allowing people to connect over food is so common – it’s one of the main cultural benefits to a shared meal (or bagel). Closer relationships among employees will create stronger communication and teams in the workplace.
Just remember, these great workplace advantages can start with just a bagel. Get your first breakfast catered without any hassle over at Mobydish. You can use our filter button to show only local restaurants with breakfast offerings (see below image) – some of our favorites are Ranch Hand (Austin), Ess-a-Bagel (NYC), and Einstein Bros. Bagels (SFC/South Bay)!
Office Catering Lunch Elevating The Mood
Everyone can agree that a happy workplace is a better workplace. No one wants to come to a boring, lackluster office, but without bringing in games or entertainment, how can you elevate the mood? Studies show that certain foods elevate serotonin, which is a natural mood booster!
Serotonin is boosted by certain foods like eggs, cheese, tofu, turkey, salmon, and nuts and seeds. Turns out that sandwiches as well as other popular catered lunches are full of potential employee happiness! In a survey of 1100 people, 60% of people said that catered lunches would make them feel more valued and appreciated. 40% said that lunch would reduce their stress. Add in some serotonin-boosting meal items, to that lunch order, and your office will be full of happy employees.
Catered Office Happy Hours Still Are The Favorite
There’s no doubt that hybrid work and optional days in office have proved major obstacles in maintaining a team camaraderie and fostering an environment of community, but despite this post-pandemic haze, happy hours consistently rank as the most desired way to get to know fellow teammates. Whether it’s the functional use of adult beverages as a way to de-stress from all the pressures of the day, or wanting to connect with people on a personal level in a setting conducive to comfortable interactions after so much social distancing, “off-the-clock” events remain the primary method to build morale and encourage strong relationships with coworkers.
89% Say Catered Corporate Happy Hours = Long Term Employment
From the most recent study on the subject as highlighted by soocial.com, 66% of employees say workplace happy hours increase their happiness with their jobs with millennial employees most likely to attend as 89% say it is the top reason for long-term employment. With that said, timing and physical presence are key elements to having a successful event. As evidence, one out of three employees says they will opt to miss virtual happy hours and are likely to stay for a much shorter period of time (35 mins for virtual team events vs 1.5 hours for on-site events) when the weather is nice.
Doing It The Right Way Is Everything
Understanding the success happy hours can bring to team building is one thing, but executing it effectively is quite another. Over 40% of those that attend happy hour acknowledge that the best events and their reason for repeat attendance is driven by trying new things and sharing experiences together. Knowing that breaking bread together is a time tested way to encourage social connection, finding a partner with operational and planning expertise in bringing fun and and exciting food and drink choices to the office is the low-effort, convenient way to bring these essential opportunities to life.
Make It Happen Without Any Effort
With Mobydish, we’ll bring you the best opportunities for happy hours by pairing the best local restaurants in your city with our own veteran hospitality couriers that can deliver, set up, and clean up your event so you can spend your time connecting with your team without any of the hassle. Want to maximize the benefits of these experiences by making these events recurring? To our best ability, you’ll get the same on-site professional at every event so that we take your feedback and preferences into consideration with our account managers to make each happy hour better than the next.
We know organizing office meals can be a pain. Ensuring continued variety, accommodating dietary restrictions and allergies, and just not having any time are both common and challenging. That’s what we are here for. Mobydish exists to make stressing about office catering a thing of the past.