Value of Onsite
Onsite foodservice is of essential strategic value to businesses and institutions today. The Society for Foodservice Management (SFM) maintains that by working together, all persons who are directly and indirectly involved in onsite foodservice at businesses and institutions can help bring about a positive perception of this segment of the foodservice industry.
SFM members have many opportunities not only to convince various constituencies of the enormous value of onsite foodservice but, also, to help define the criteria by which strategic value is defined, measured and perceived. SFM members maintain that onsite foodservice is of essential strategic value to businesses and institutions today. Cafes, kiosks and carts, coffee shops, convenience stores and catering programs in thousands of American workplaces have been instrumental in contributing to increased productivity and the development of admired corporate cultures.
Though members of SFM and many of its allied organizations recognize the enormous benefits that foodservice can bring to a workplace environment, their convictions alone are not sufficient to ensure the continued success and eventual growth of onsite programs. Rather, CEOs, boards of directors, employee- and visitor-customers, and foodservice employees must understand and also believe in the strategic value of their foodservices. They must develop a positive perception of onsite foodservice in regards to its role in improving productivity and developing an admired corporate culture. SFM members can influence this perception and the society will continue to develop and bring its members tools that will assist them in their efforts to communicate the strategic value of onsite foodservices.