When you think of office amenities, the first ideas that come to mind are probably cold brew on tap, ping-pong tables, and beanbag chairs. These amenities are nice to have, but they’re more superficial than functional in the workplace. When considering new office additions, you might want to think about what’s going to make a real difference to your employees’ happiness.
Right now, a lot of office dwellers are working from home due to COVID-19. With so many unknowns and questions, it’s important to try to make the best of the situation, and that means using the time you have back from not commuting.
We’ve written about New York City plenty of times before. For good reason! There are nearly nine million people living in the city, commuting every day. The New York City subway system is also one of the largest systems in the world, moving more than four million riders per day. Safe to say, commuting has a major impact on the day-to-day for a lot of people.
Providing a private shuttle for your employees is a huge benefit to them. Shuttles transport more people in one vehicle, reducing drive-alone commute rates. They qualify for HOV lane access, leading to faster travel times. And they give time back to employees by allowing them to get a head start on their daily tasks during their commute!
As much as everyone would love to step out their front door, onto the metro, and right into their office, that commute almost never exists. Most people need to walk, drive, or scoot to the metro, then ride for 25 or more minutes, and then get to their office — AKA, more than just one step.
We’ve written about how stadium and venue traffic can lead to a tainted guest experience. How can you enjoy the game when all you can think about is what a nightmare it’ll be to get home? While it seems to have become an inevitability, there are ways for venues to provide relief. How? By providing free transit for event-goers.