Have you ever worked in an office with a canteen that was too small? The never-ending queues to a microwave oven or a coffee machine, and the lack of space at the canteen table are everyday problems for employees working in many companies. Small, dark canteens with a single table were supposed to be sufficient for the whole floor, but reality has turned out to be completely different. As a result, some employees have lunch at their desks (which makes the whole office smell food), while others eat out. Unfortunately, the nearest restaurant is 15 minutes away from the office building, so lunch breaks last up to one hour.
Due to the fact that we spend at least eight hours a day in the office, we should not forget about the influence of hunger on our productivity.
Unfortunately, the size of social zones is a problem for 33.5% of employees working in the offices we surveyed.*
*Number of respondents – 2,486; number of surveyed companies – 8
It is worth thinking about the size and location of an office canteen at the design stage. However, even in the existing office, it is often possible to enlarge the canteen space or make it more visually attractive at little cost.
Read our report to learn more about canteens and other problems office employees complain about, and to find out how you can prevent them.