Coffee energizes a return to the office

No matter how you brew it, companies are using everyone's favorite vice to lure employees back to their desks.

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The Future. Many employees are now working from home most of the time, and as a result, there is less opportunity for organic bonding in the office since nobody wants to be there. So, companies are putting more emphasis on creating social spaces to reignite the coffee break as a way to craft community and motivate people to return. It’s a small gesture, but it may be impactful for a workforce looking to retie social connections.

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Is coffee going to save the office?

  • According to Bloomberg, hybrid work has led to less dedicated offices, cubicles, and more hot desks… meaning communal office spaces are more crucial than ever.
  • That has led to the importance of coffee being available in the office as a key motivator to getting people together for in-person meetings.
  • And it’s not just any coffee, but quality offerings like top-shelf espresso and nitro cold brews.
  • And with happy hours and Friday night work outings a thing of the pre-pandemic age, coffee breaks are turning into one of the best ways to get to know your colleagues.

In other words, it’s not really about the coffee, but what the coffee break opens the space for. But you might as well have some good coffee while at it.


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