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Food Service Spotlight: Lean Box



Our team scours the Earth to discover delicious natural foods from responsible sources.

Customized menus delivered automatically to the shelves of your office's hi-tech refrigerator.

Your employees work hard, give them the food they deserve.


Every office is unique. We analyze workplace size, employee dietary needs & tastes to discover who you are and what you aspire to eat. No two LeanBoxes are the same. From a universe of soups, salads, meals & snacks, we determine your ideal launch inventory. We monitor inventories remotely, in real-time, and make deliveries automatically to meet demand. We know what you're eating and when you're eating it. Product mix is adjusted in response to real data. Some offices love salads, others need organic meals. We find what your employees need and deliver it-automatically.



Food service in the office can be tough. LeanBox is easy. 

Great options are limited. When it comes to feeding your employees healthy, nourishing food, a bag of chips and a soda doesn't cut it.


  • Cafeterias take up too much space and cost too much money to operate.
  • Vending machines are full of junk and can't provide healthy, balanced meals.
  • Managing catering is difficult. It's hard to time, place, and monitor orders. Getting everyone to eat the same food at the same time? Good luck.
  • Grocery orders drain time. Your employees have better things to do.



About the company

We've been there. We have sat in that cubicle. We know what if feels like when the day just gets too busy for lunch lines, and when chips and soda just won't cut it. We set out to solve this common problem in the workplace. We know there is a better way, and we are passionate about bringing it to you.

We are a Boston based company with a simple, but lofty goal - Change the way we eat at work.



Company: Lean Box
Brand:  Lean Box
Slogan:  Lean Box
Origin: US
Category:  Food service
Packaging: Customized
Claims: Healthy food from quality sources, customized menus, hi-tech refrigerator
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: US
Website: http://www.leanbox.com/



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How happy are your employee’s?

What do your employees think of you? That’s a question that at best gets a tip-toed answer when asked face-to-face. So how do you learn what’s really on their minds so you as a founder can do better? Morale.me helps companies assess employee satisfaction as a free app to learn exactly that.

Continue Reading @ NSU

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Who Are The Biggest Coffee Drinkers?

Does your office practically run on coffee? It just might if you work in food service, science labs, or sales offices.

In honor of the upcoming National Coffee Day this week, Dunkin' Donuts and Careerbuilder paired up to survey American workers to figure out which professions drank the most coffee. The survey questioned more than 4,000 workers for three weeks between August and September, according to a release.

The findings? Better tip your food-service workers so they can keep up with their caffeine habit, as they rank number one in the survey. Scientists, sales reps, nurses, and teachers all cracked the top 10; as well as public relations/marketing execs and reporters and writers. (Judging by the number of Starbucks cups in our collective trash can, we'd have to agree.)

Other stats from the survey: 63 percent of all coffee drinkers drink two or more cups per day, with 28 percent drinking three or more per day. Employees in the Northwest drink more coffee than those in the South or Midwest. And unsurprisingly, nearly everyone says that coffee helps their productivity.

Check out the full list below, in order of coffee-drinking professions.

1) Food Preparation/Service Workers

2) Scientists

3) Sales Representatives

4) Marketing/Public Relations Professionals

5) Nurses (Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant)

6) Editors/Writers/Media Workers

7) Business Executives

8) Teachers/Instructors (K-12)

9) Engineering Technicians/Support

10) IT Managers/Network Administrators

Original Article @ TDM

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How Liquid Technology Will Change The Future Of Work

After analysis of hundreds of data points collected around the evolution of work and collaboration, the PSFK Consulting Team noticed that designers and engineers are re-imagining the bulky and stationary design of traditional desktop computers and office equipment by creating smaller, portable versions for the mobile age. These new tools distill the essential features of printers, scanners and modems into handheld packages that are designed to seamlessly connect with mobile phones and tablets, providing convenient, on-the-go functionality.

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Why You Need To Stop Eating Lunch at Your Desk

There is a French expression, cracher son venin, that translates to “spit one’s venom.” It conveys exactly what I feel like doing to America around 1 p.m. every work day. As much as it pains me to admit that foreigners do things better than us, I have to hand it to them on this issue: The French know how to take a lunch break.

I lived in France for about four years, and I got used to stepping away for at least 30 minutes and eating in a different room or outside. Instead of looking at a computer screen or a document, I would bring my fork to my mouth, begin chewing, and actually taste my food. Sometimes there was even another person with me, or a group of people, doing the same thing. Rumor has it that other people around the world also engage in this same remarkable ritual.

Full Article @ Slate

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The Beginning of the End of the 9-to-5 Workday?

The traditional eight-hour workday may soon be the exception rather than the rule. New evidence shows that we’re reaching a tipping point in terms of workplace flexibility, with businesses seeing the wisdom of allowing employees — young ones especially — to work odd hours, telecommute and otherwise tweak the usual 9-to-5 grind.

One of the top 12 trends for 2012 as named by the communications firm Euro RSCG Worldwide is that employees in the Gen Y, or millennial, demographic — those born between roughly 1982 and 1993 — are overturning the traditional workday.

The Business and Professional Women’s Foundation estimates that by 2025, 75% of the global workforce will be Gen Y. As early as next year, this group of younger Americans will comprise 60% of the employees at companies like Ernst & Young. And increasingly, companies are creating workplace-flexibility programs because it makes good business sense, not in the least because that’s what their employees are demanding.

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Gen Y-ers are spearheading this change because they don’t want the same work environment their parents had. Between new technology and global workplace dynamics, companies are implementing flexible work arrangements for everyone, inclusive of Gen Y. A recent Vodafone U.K. survey illustrates that 90% of employers enable work flexibility instead of sticking to traditional hours.

Leading the charge in the shift toward allowing employees to work anywhere around the world, at any time they want, are companies such as Ernst & Young, Aflac and MITRE, which all realize that they need to accommodate employees’ personal lives if they want to retain them. “This notion of an eight-hour day is rapidly disappearing, simply because we work so virtually and globally,” says Maryella Gockel, Ernst & Young’s flexibility-strategy leader. By understanding Gen Y-ers’ need for workplace flexibility, companies are better able to recruit and grow young talent for the future.

Aside from the early adopters of workplace-flexibility programs, many other companies are hesitant because of the traditional “command and control” approach laid out for older generations. The challenge these companies face is letting go and trusting their young employees — even when they are telecommuting or using Facebook regularly at work.

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Many companies fear that, without structure, employees will be distracted, not as engaged and less productive. In fact, the opposite is often true. A trusting work environment breeds more-loyal employees and increases efficiency. Here are three reasons for companies to embrace workplace-flexibility programs:

1. Gen Y workers won’t accept jobs where they can’t access Facebook. Cisco’s “Connected World Technology” report shows that more than half of Gen Y employees prioritize social-media freedom over a higher salary when evaluating a job offer. Furthermore, more than half say the Internet is an integral part of their lives. Gen Y-ers wants to be connected to their friends and families, not just their co-workers, throughout the day. Although some companies ban social media at work, other companies have embraced it as long as employees use it professionally. “We do want people to use social networks in order to keep in touch with their colleagues and contacts,” explains Gockel, whose company has no formal social-media guidelines or policies.

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2. Gen Y-ers value workplace flexibility over more money. More than one-third (37%) of Gen Y workers would take a pay cut if it meant more flexibility on the job, reports a study by Mom Corps. Flexibility motivates these workers to be more productive and loyal to their companies because they feel like they are respected. An employer that allows flexibility in the workplace also demonstrates that it understands the evolving modern-day work environment, which bodes well for the future.

3. Gen Y workers are always connected to jobs through technology. Technology has made the traditional 9-to-5 model blurry — for all workers, of all generations, really. No one is ever out of touch or off the clock. When workers go home, they’re still working because who they are personally and professionally have become one and the same. Workers are always representing the company, and more and more, it seems, work e-mail doesn’t stop for anything or anyone. By no means does time away from the office equal less work getting done.

via Time

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