The Rise Of Work Desk Dining

March 7, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

Malia Wollan wrote about the pros and cons of at-work dining:

  • Breaking for lunch in the middle of the day made more sense when people toiled in the fields or did back-breaking manufacturing work.
  • Now less so – though there are still benefits to it – some studies indicate that teams that eat lunch together collaborate better.
  • But these days’ people seem to prefer the ability to multi-task their professional responsibilities for the day…or even scroll through Facebook, than eat with colleagues.
  • This might be good for our health on one level – eating alone usually means eating less food.
  • But people also seem to snack more throughout the day, now that lunch is not a well-defined time period. And employees know where they can find free leftover food from senior company meetings, sometimes adding an extra meal to their day.

Read more musings and hard science that has been done on the topic over here.

Source: The New York Times Magazine