Is having a coffee brewer at your workplace an extravagant expense or a necessary perk? Here are 5 reasons that it will bring you more value than it costs.
1) Connect Coworkers
Building rapport between employees isn’t solely done by discussing the project you are working on. It is done by connecting to our coworkers as people who have a life outside the office. Where better to catch up on what is going on outside the office than over a cup of coffee?
2) Staff Appreciation
Retaining staff is no easy feat these days. Finding small ways to show appreciation on an ongoing basis for everything that your staff do for you and your business goes a long way. A great cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate for your employees to enjoy is a thank you in a cup.
3) Take a Break
Having a destination, like a coffee break room, to motivate you to get away from your desk is a great way to reduce stress. Walking over to grab a coffee or tea gives your body a chance to stretch and move and your brain a moment to think about something other than work, both of which make it easier to handle the stress of the work day.
4) Caffeine is a Workplace Wonderdrug
While caffeine and coffee have taken a bad rap over the last several years, as more studies are done, experts have found that moderate consumption of caffeine is okay and even better, has been shown to have many benefits. Caffeine helps you to retain information after learning, increases dopamine, often called the feel-good hormone that also helps with motivation & concentration, and of course helps us feel less sleepy. Sounds like a great way to fuel your work day.
5) More Efficient Coffee Breaks
Instead providing no coffee or coffee that tastes bad, both of which send your staff out on a coffee run to the corner coffee shop, having a great office coffee lets your staff enjoy café quality beverages at a far lower cost than extended breaks which end up costing your company in the long run.
Ensuring your workplace is fueled with a fantastic coffee may be one of the best ongoing business decisions you can make. How else can you make your employees feel valued, more productive and better coworkers to one another, all for less than a dollar per cup?
Ensuring your workplace is fueled with a fantastic coffee may be one of the best ongoing business decisions you can make.