Every week, Boston Organics finds itself providing fresh, organic produce to households all over the Greater Boston area. But our residential customers aren’t the only ones benefiting from these healthy food options. Many offices, both small and large, have begun providing wellness benefits to their employees to bolster their health and happiness. Once a week (or more!), Boston Organics finds itself powering local economies of the metro area.
With unemployment at an all time low and the demands of work increasing, companies are continuously looking for services and products to improve office culture, and keep employees healthy, energized and engaged. This has led to some pretty exciting new ideas, as well as ways of rethinking existing employee benefits. There's more to employee benefits than ping pong tables or beer in the break room (although there's nothing wrong with those).
We're headed to the PERKS Convention on May 2. This is a unique event for anyone that is responsible for managing employee benefits (i.e., HR, Facilities, Office Admins). PERKS showcases all kinds of products, services and amenities for employees. If you're able to join us at PERKS, we'd love to see you (visit us at booth 158). But if you can't make it, these are a few companies offering some cool office perks.
Conscious consumerism is on the rise, as consumers gain access to information about where their food is coming from, and want to purchase products in line with their values and dietary needs. Interpreting the labels on foods can be a challenge: what do they all mean? With this guide, we demystify the labels you may see on products that Boston Organics carries.
Oranges are a delicious, portable snack. Opening the peel releases a burst of fresh scent, causing mouths to water several cubicles away. As juicy and delicious as they are, it’s easy to forget that they have a plethora of other purposes. So just for fun, we've dreamed up six silly uses for an orange in the office.
Everyone knows the feeling, that glassy-eyed, unfocused haze that descends over the office around 2pm. The afternoon swoon may have you wishing you could curl up under your desk for a nap, or send you slouching to the break room coffee maker or vending machine for a caffeine or sugar boost. Though this afternoon energy dip may be partly due to our body’s natural rhythms, below are steps you can take to fight this sleepy slump and form healthy office habits.
We deliver organic fruit and snacks to hundreds of offices in the Greater Boston area, but many of the people who work in those offices don't know that we *also* deliver organic produce and groceries to homes.
When the sun sets before 4:30 and the temperature fluctuates between chilly and I-think-my-nose-might-fall-off levels, the couch and a cozy blanket seem extra appealing. Though there is something to be said for allowing yourself to slow down a little and reflect in this season of long nights, keeping active will help maintain your health and your mood. Check out the tips below to help you get moving and stay moving throughout the winter.
It's March, which means we will soon start to see green shoots coming up from the ground and everything, from beer to bagels, turns green in preparation for St Patrick's Day festivities. As we spring clean and get excited for a new season, it can be a good time to think about ways for your office to go green, and not just when you're looking through your tinted shamrock glasses. Check out these steps that you can take toward a green office.
We seem to hear about mindfulness quite a bit these days. Though the idea of mindfulness has its roots in Buddhist meditation, a secular mindfulness has been popularized over the last few decades, and recent research into the benefits of mindfulness practice have earned further attention.
Mindfulness is the practice of slowing down and becoming aware of each moment. This is often accomplished through bringing an awareness to the breath, your thoughts and sensations, and your surroundings. Engaging in these practices can have noticeable benefits, including helping to bring you a sense of calm as well as increased patience and compassion for yourself and others. By bringing attention to specific moments, you may find that you remember them, and others, more clearly.
Having an increased awareness of the moment can help slow knee-jerk reactions to difficult or stressful situations, allowing you to be responsive rather than reactive. This is useful in all areas of life, but particularly in the workplace, where it may be challenging to balance the demands of colleagues and clients while trying to cram productivity into every moment.
There are many resources for deep meditation and mindfulness practice out there, from classes to apps. If you're not ready to commit to a specific practice, or just want to experiment with mindfulness in your working life, here are five simple ways to bring mindfulness to work.