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Holiday Appreciation

Somehow, it is already November, meaning we are in full swing of the holidays! Aside from the traditional holiday party, you may want to do a little something extra for your employees. While you may not be able to give everyone a bonus, there are small things you can do to show your employees how much they are appreciated. Many of these ideas can be implemented throughout the year, rather than just during the holiday season as well, in case you need something for Employee Appreciation Day, birthdays, etc. Implementing Programs Rather than a one-time bonus or company outing, consider implementing programs that incentivize your employees. Any time you show your employees that they matter, you will see better results in productivity and quality of work. Programs that encourage continuing education, making suggestions, offer flexible time, summer Fridays, and more are all great additions to your company. When employees feel…

Ways to Workwell / November 15, 2017

Halloween Treats for Work

We’re getting to that time of the year where there are treats galore! From Halloween to New Year’s, your work will have lots of treats around. The best thing about fall treats is that whether you prefer sweet or savory, there is something for everyone. It may not seem like it, but there are even treats that do not involve pumpkin! If you know lots of people will be bringing in treats for Halloween, remember to make a sign-up so everyone can bring in something different; this way, there will be a variety and hopefully each person will be able to enjoy multiple treats! If you aren’t sure on what to bring, here are some ideas! Get Creative There are many sweet treats to make around Halloween, so try to get creative with your treat! Add spider rings, bat toppers, eyeballs, pumpkin candies, and more to make any treat more…

Ways to Workwell / October 17, 2017

Transition to Fall

For many, fall is the time to cozy up to a warm cup of coffee or tea. While you don’t want your employees curling up with a book, having hot tea, lattes, and more at the office is always a good idea! During the summer, iced coffee and cold brew may reign supreme, but once the fall temperatures kick in, many will choose a warmer option. While you likely already had a coffee pot in the office during the summer, step it up now that colder seasons are coming. Turn To Something Hot When it is hot outside, your employees will likely turn to something cold. Now that it is getting colder outside, offer something hot inside with the help of Workwell! Aside from your traditional coffee, which we do provide, we also have a variety of coffee machines, and a barista for hire! With espresso machines, fully automated coffee…

Ways to Workwell / September 13, 2017

Food for Productivity

Most of us feel sluggish after eating a heavy meal full of fried or fatty foods, while we feel more energized in the afternoon when we eat a salad for lunch. One heavy meal here and there is fine, but you should try to eat healthy for both health and productivity reasons! Foods do different things, and by choosing some of the following, you can be healthy AND see your energy levels rise. As an employer, by offering some of these foods around the office, you can provide food as well as a way to energize your staff. Bulk Foods Foods like bananas, dark leafy greens, raw carrots, broccoli, and eggplants are all wonderful foods for energizing your brain. However, it can be difficult to stock your office with perishable items. Fortunately, you don’t need to always offer fresh foods, which can get expensive. Through Workwell, you can take advantage…

Ways to Workwell / August 23, 2017

Coffee Making Techniques

Most know the process of making a basic cup of coffee; water, filter, grounds, and press a button. Though the quality of the grounds, the proportion of water to coffee, and the quality of the machine all contribute to creating a delicious cup of coffee, the process does not change much. For your corporate coffee systems Chicago, you want a quality coffee maker; something that will get that much use needs to be long lasting and not cause your employees stress. However, you may want to consider additional coffee equipment, such as a French press, an espresso machine, or a cold brew tap. Coffee Equipment Aside from your traditional coffee maker, two of the most common pieces of equipment are the French press and an espresso machine. While a French press won’t be able to make the volume a regular coffee maker can in the same amount of time, this…

Ways to Workwell / July 25, 2017

Facts About the Dangers of Unfiltered Tap Water

Water sources are contaminated many ways. Oil and sewage spills, pesticide runoff, and industrial and household waste are all potential contaminants. You might be surprised to know that even the chemicals used to treat water in municipal treatment plants can also contaminate our drinking water. All this highlights the need for top-notch office water systems in Los Angeles and elsewhere. If you’re not convinced, read on to learn more facts about the dangers of drinking unfiltered tap water. As we mentioned earlier, water treatment chemicals themselves pose a real danger. But don’t take it from us. The EPA says that “disinfectants themselves can react with naturally-occurring materials in the water to form unintended byproducts, which may pose health risks.” At the heart of the issue is this: the water infrastructure in the United States received a “D” grade from the ASCE “Infrastructure Report Card.” According to an EPA publication, “if…

Uncategorized, Ways to Workwell / June 20, 2017

Keeping It Cool

No matter where you live, summer is the hottest season. However, when you live in Los Angeles, the heat can become unbearable. Nothing is worse than coming into work with business clothes on, or even business casual, when it is over 100 degrees out. Fortunately, with Los Angeles coffee vendors such as Workwell, we can actually help relieve the heat exhaustion! Now, “coffee” doesn’t necessarily bring to mind something cold and refreshing, but with the cold brew and iced coffee options available through Workwell, it soon will! Refreshing Options Coffee has come a long way from a simple cup of joe at a diner. With lattes, macchiatos, espresso, and more all becoming mainstream drinks, employees may be searching for something better than just coffee from a regular pot. Through Workwell, we offer a barista to create all sorts of coffee drinks, cold brew on tap, iced coffee, and more! When…

Ways to Workwell / May 18, 2017

Cold Brew Versus Iced Coffee

While Chicago weather may be ever changing around this time, many people have switched over to cold coffee drinks after months of hot coffee. Fortunately, from an iced macchiato to a regular iced coffee, there are plenty of choices for those that like a cold coffee during the warmer months! One trend that has taken the country by storm is cold brew coffee, a much smoother option than traditional iced coffee. If you are looking for Chicago coffee vendors that provide cold brew along with their regular coffee offerings, Workwell is the place to call! The Cold Brew Advantage Have you ever had iced coffee and thought that it tasted bitter? Well, you avoid that taste with cold brew! This is because the coffee is never actually heated, meaning the acids and oils are never released; hence, the bitter taste is omitted from cold brew coffee! Not only is cold…

Ways to Workwell / April 13, 2017

Stock the Office With the Best!

From Chicago to Los Angeles coffee vending services, Workwell is the company to go to when your company is in need of a wholesale coffee vendor. We provide timely service, great products, and years of experience. With a variety of wholesale coffee roasters available through Workwell, you’ll be wondering why you weren’t working with us earlier! Your Options Whether you are simply looking for coffee, or you want tea, a water system, food, and vending services, Workwell is here for your office. We surround ourselves with coffee fanatics so that you can be sure that your company only receives the best. Some of the roasters we work with include Metric, Dark Matter, Colectivo, Peet’s, Starbucks, and Stumptown; and this is the short list! Additionally, you can hire a barista, get a cold brew tap installed, or have a state-of-the-art craft coffee brewing device delivered straight to your door. Your options…

Ways to Workwell / March 7, 2017

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Office

Does your office do anything for Valentine’s Day? While some offices don’t, there are plenty that do a little something for their employees. There are many different things your office can do to celebrate the holiday, from a scavenger hunt to hosting a small party. After November and December, it is a long stretch without another holiday, so it is a good way to incentivize your employees as well! If you aren’t sure what to do in your office for Valentine’s Day, check out these tips! Scavenger Hunt Once your employees get on board, they will have a blast with a Valentine’s Day-themed scavenger hunt. If you have a large enough office, you can set it up in the office; if not, utilize the neighboring parks, restaurants, etc. Break your employees up into teams of two or three-preferably with people they do not necessarily always work with-and give them a…

Ways to Workwell / February 14, 2017