Food is at the heart of the workplace experience. With this generation’s palates becoming increasingly sophisticated and their hyper engagement with technology and social media, the face of food at the workplace is changing. From serving a limited menu to amplifying food choices with curated menu options, the corporate cafeteria has undergone a major transformation.
Owing to the pandemic, a plethora of initiatives have been put to action in making workplace food safe again. Compass India through their innovation have introduced technology-based interfaces to reassure employee safety and wellness.
Realizing the potential of technology to be at the heart of all transformation and to cater the evolved consumer needs and preference, and aligning towards digital innovations, Compass India has introduced these apps:
- The FoodBook app has completely changed the landscape of a conventional workplace cafeteria: Through innovative user engagement, using real-time data in social media and beyond, this application helps provide trivia about the food while allowing you to choose your favorite recipe from the Chef’s table. It also enhances employee engagement with photo sharing options and contests in the same cafe. There is cashless payment option for pre-ordering or paying for a meal on the app or the self-ordering kiosk, which has been a very popular feature among young employees. In addition to that, even the Menu is curated according to the taste of the customer, with the help of intelligent algorithms to help display the customer’s favorites based on past orders.
- Avoid the rush with Café Pass: a mobile based solution that will help decongest the lunch hour rush at the workplace cafeteria that firstly limits how many people can be in a Cafeteria at a time and then allows employees to choose their preferred time to eat, book their café pass and even pre-order their meal. It takes away the hassle of manual scheduling and staggered management of breaks, providing an efficient yet flexible way to manage the employee dining needs.
- You can put your trust OnSafe: an app that enables the implementation of social distancing protocols with real-time tracking at the workplace. OnSafe will prevent crowding in the office spaces and allow organisations to redesign spaces in a manner that is safe. While there are apps for contract tracing, OnSafe is designed specifically for the workplace and has features and analytics that are relevant for the workplace.
The resurrection of the workplace café will indeed call for disruptive models of working, innovation around the food offering, embracing digital, contactless ordering, and creative and smart choice of ingredients which help boost immunity and promote wellness.