3 Myths About Working at the Office

Written by Mayssa Chidiac, Marketing Director at Servomax, 05/13/2024

When it comes to the office environment, there are several factors that can create a positive impact. However, throughout the years, the role of the office has changed significantly. While some things have improved there are still several misconceptions of what to expect when you come into the office.  

Myth 1 – The Office Coffee is bad 

In the past, when you pictured a cup of coffee at the office, it was likely a watered down, tasteless beverage. This is because older commercial machines, be it drip coffee makers, espresso machines, or other types of coffee makers, focused on one purpose: to create efficiency and deliver as many coffees as possible in a short period of time. However, there have been numerous technological advancements in the manufacturing of coffee equipment and in the coffee service industries which have changed the perception of office coffee. A coffee machine at the office today must deliver an exceptional cup of fresh coffee that can be compared to a coffee shop quality drink. Premium coffee brewing equipment is designed to exceed the expectations of regular coffee drinkers which is what gives us the confidence to say that “bad office coffee” is history! As long as your office has a modern commercial coffee maker, you are sure to enjoy your cup of coffee at work. 

Office Coffee Services Provider

Myth 2 – No Breaks at the Office 

Office work is often villainized. When you’re at the “office” you are under a microscope. Your manager is watching you, so you feel guilty when you’re taking a break. This is most definitely an office myth. In the past, work ethics may have been stricter, but with a growing interest in establishing a corporate culture that values employee well-being, breaks are encouraged. The best collaborations come from coffee break interactions. Therefore, taking breaks while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea can increase productivity and work efficiency. In contrast, working from home can sometimes feel like an endless day of work. Taking a break is spontaneous, and your manager cannot know when you are away from your computer, which can cause several interruptions in your schedule.  


Myth 3 – No Work-Life Balance 

One of the most interesting myths is that working at the office can negatively affect your work-life balance. We have found that this is completely relative in our experience. In fact, working from home often means longer hours because there is no way for your colleagues to know you’ve truly disconnected, whereas, at the office, when you are done for the day, you leave. There are boundaries that are pushed as once you are out of the office, it is not likely that anyone will call you. When you’re at home, you’re at home. When you’re at work, you’re at work. Therefore, working from home is more distracting to your work-life balance, especially if you struggle with setting boundaries.  

There are various other myths that have influenced our decisions when it comes to working at the office, but it is important to stress that that is what they are, myths. Things change and evolve to adapt to our ever-changing needs but it’s important to respect certain traditions as they have helped us get to where we are today. Never change a winning recipe, right?  

Want more tips for your office? Book a call with one of our experts today!