Prior to Covid-19, the coffee shop was a much-loved environment. For many people, it served as a “third location”, alongside the home and the workplace. It was the perfect place to wind down and relax in a neutral location, where the culture would present a welcome sense of calmness.
It’s regrettable that the pandemic forced the closure and then the significant adaptation of the coffee shop. Even now, there are concerns that it may never go back to the way it was, with the “coffee-to-go” trend fast accelerating. This then raises a probing question.
Could the coffee shop experience be implemented into the workplace?
In a word, yes.
The 80% of people who would visit a coffee shop at least once a month need to recapture what they’ve been – and still are – missing out on.
A coffee shop was always a great way to indulge in self-care. The change of scenery away from the home and the workplace was perfect to help a person relax, though it could also provide the necessity motivation to get work done.
This environment means so much to so many people. It’s been tough to go without.
Coffee is the basis for a culture that has continually progressed. With the rise in technology available to us, there is no reason why we can’t bring the coffee shop experience into any workplace.
Studies do show that high-quality coffee is regarded as an employee benefit that’s in high demand. From a Nespresso study undertaken by 3000 people, 90% of respondents said that high-quality coffee in the workplace motivates them to do their best.
It just goes to show that coffee is no longer about taking a quick break or keeping energy levels high. It’s about the feeling it provides, which is just one of the reasons why the coffee shop environment has always been popular.
It also puts more pressure on leaders and managers to create this space in the workplace. The importance of workplace wellbeing has never been as important as it is now.
In fact, you could argue that whilst break out areas and similarly relaxing environments were a nice benefit prior to Covid-19, they’re now very much a necessity. Staff will still have fears surrounding the return to work. Having somewhere to go when the stress and worry gets on top of them is important.
How will you bring the coffee shop experience into your workplace? Contact Coinadrink Limited today for ideas and assistance.
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