Food is often used to create social bonds and generate goodwill. Relationships between you, your team members and customers are no exception. As people continue to social distance, there’s an opportunity to show your employees and customers that you still care about them.
Whether ordering pickup or delivery, during business hours or on personal time, feeding the people who connect with your business can provide a helping hand and increase engagement. In our latest ebook, you’ll learn how you can leverage Uber Eats for Business to:
- Connect with your employees wherever they are, while limiting outside exposure
- Show appreciation for your team, even outside of the work day
- Engage with prospects and clients during virtual events and meetings
In this post, we’ll address ways to help boost your team’s morale no matter the time or place.
Working from home used to be a once-in-a-blue-moon occurrence or luxury benefit for employees. Now, with COVID-19, remote work has become the new norm.
As people across the world adjust to this new style of working and living, it’s crucial that we all create routines that help us stay motivated, engaged and connected. Managing distractions while working at home is no easy feat, especially for people with kids running around or roommates sharing their office space –not to mention the endless temptation to turn on Netflix for ‘just 30 minutes at lunch’.
Speaking of lunch – many employees previously relied on office-provided meals and snacks, or restaurants in the surrounding area to get the food to fuel the remainder of their work day. With the way we acquire even our most basic necessities being upended by the current circumstances, workers are looking to companies for leadership and support during this time.
This is an opportunity to help boost morale and show your employees you care by offering the option of lunch no matter where they’re working. With Uber Eats for Business, you can give your team access to a variety of options, including healthy dishes, through the Uber Eats app. The ease of ordering food means workers have one less thing to worry about while they adjust to new routines. They can even hop on a virtual team lunch to enjoy a meal ‘together’.
Meals for essential employees
Many employees are still required to go to work at a physical location during this time – think customer service centres and medical staff. These people are also facing disruption in routines, as well as restaurant closures in the surrounding area.
Whether they previously went out to eat nearby or visited a cafe – or maybe increased demand at work means they get only a quick break or don’t have time to make their lunch at home anymore, essential employees need help now more than ever. A recent Uber for Business survey revealed that employees would eat out near the workplace 3 times per week on average.
Show your essential employees you appreciate their efforts by setting up meal programs on Uber for Business. Having access to the Uber Eats app allows people to spend their breaks relaxing rather than stressing about where to get food. And with an average delivery time of under 30 minutes across Australia, they can get back to their crucial work as quickly as needed – all while avoiding additional outside exposure in populated areas they might have otherwise visited for lunch.
Meals beyond the work day
Going the extra mile for your employees can extend beyond just regular work hours. Enabling your team to order food for delivery can help you provide flexible meals for them no matter the time of day. Express thanks for their hard work with food they can enjoy – or serve up late-night bites to accompany virtual happy hours and other after-hours celebrations.
As you look to offer meals to help boost employee morale, Uber for Business is here to support you. With the Uber platform, organisations can create programs so that teams can enjoy the same on-demand ride and meal solutions in their work lives – like business travel, commuting and work-day meals – as they have in their personal lives.