How Managed Break Rooms Can Really Clean Up

Cheerful Employees enjoying Breakroom

As a small business owner, you’re used to wearing a lot of hats. Accountant, office manager, tech support, and marketing guru are just a few of the titles under the fine print of “entrepreneur.” But when it comes time to clean out the fridge or play who-dun-it with old Tupperware, we’re fairly certain janitor is one job title you could do without!

Managed break rooms are the perfect solution for small businesses that may not have a dedicated cleaning crew or office manager. When staff is tight, every part of the day is crucial. Keep the office running smoothly with pantries and micro markets for companies of any size.

Maximizing Time Is Key When Staff Is Limited

Running a small business so it’s “lean and mean” requires a stringent level of prioritization. It may be tempting to take on too much or delegate duties to senior-level staff. But this is a risky strategy. Not only will this lead to burnout for you and your employees, but assigning menial tasks — such as tidying up the break room — prevents the key players in your company from devoting their talents to more technical and specialized areas.

Operational responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of the business owner. Maximizing dedicated time to your core responsibilities as well as overseeing all areas of management necessitates a strict schedule. This means providing consistency for yourself in terms of what your office hours are and what tasks make up an average day.

The more processes that can be automated, the better. Consolidating and improving on the daily grind to ensure a streamlined day includes automating the small details: lunchtime stocking, clean up, and servicing. A DIY break room can quickly become another chore, with messy lunches and an overstocked fridge taking up space in your to-do list. But managed micro markets are clean and efficient.

Outsourcing Solutions for Small Businesses

Our Texas business owners have a lot on their plates! The only thing on the plate during lunchtime should be, well, lunch.

Outsourcing is the perfect solution for small offices. A recent study by LinkedIn found that 70% of small businesses retained freelance contract workers, with half of those surveyed being hired over the past three months. The growing demand for outsourcing managed services provides a wealth of opportunity for companies to do more with a limited workforce. Small businesses can maximize resources by utilizing concierge-type services for everything from IT solutions to a managed break room.

The benefit of a managed lunch area lies in its hands-off approach that eliminates the need for a dedicated cleaning crew or office manager. In addition to daily convenience, working with a single vendor can save you a lot of time and money when it comes to managing invoices, payments, tracking inventory, and budgeting for shipping costs. Dealing with multiple suppliers creates a mess of a different kind that a full-service marketplace can easily eliminate!

Minimize Mess by Simplifying the Office Pantry

The typical office model includes a few coffee pots, some Keurigs in need of cleaning, a snack draw that may or may not be overflowing, and a main break room with at least three expired yogurt containers begging to be thrown out.

Cut down on the mess by simplifying your system.

Managed break room services provide all of your office pantry needs from coffee stations to full-service micro marts. You don’t have to worry about hauling in water jugs, refilling vending machines, or cleaning out coffee pots. Everything runs on a smooth, automated delivery schedule so that your office can snack more and tidy up less.

Ready to learn more about small business solutions? Contact our lunchtime superheroes today for break room upgrades that suit any sized office space.