The office can be a tough place—filled with deadlines, demanding bosses, and endless meetings. Relentless emails and conference calls can make it difficult for your employees to get up and leave their desks, making the office coffee break more important than ever.
The expectation of office coffee has changed. Coffee has become an experience, one that almost everyone enjoys. It’s no longer just a drink. It is a cultural touchstone and a way for employees to recharge and connect.
Good Coffee is Good for Productivity
Coffee breaks allow your employees to stretch their legs, see other people face-to-face, and take a break from the computer. It allows people to perhaps look at a problem from a new perspective.
Coffee creates an important social environment in the workplace. According to a study published in the journal, Symbolic Interaction, coffee breaks are an important part of workplace culture as they provide a crucial coping mechanism for stressful work. They facilitate connection and community. Employees meet, joke and become friends, and happier workers foster more productivity. Workers who socialize share perspectives, ideas, gain new insights, and are able to have a new respect for viewpoints that differ from their own. They are able to deal better with the stress and emotional pressure that comes with the workplace itself.
According to University of Copenhagen researcher Dr. Pernille Stroebaek, “Coffee breaks should not be considered a ‘waste’ of productivity. Coffee breaks have important social, and potentially monetary, value for organizations. Coffee breaks should be treated as communal practices that allow communities of coping to develop.”
According to Stroebaek, compared to coping alone, coping in a community “involves sharing perspectives and understandings of troublesome situations that you share with other people. Through this sharing you may gain new insights and new knowledge that you, in return, may use to further strengthen your personal sense making and coping pattern.”
Regular breaks during the day makes employees more productive. Many people consider breaks as the most efficient way to boost team spirit and reduce conflicts. It is also the ideal time to build more human and personal moments with co-workers.
What’s in the Cup: Quality Matters
Employees expect high quality, delicious coffee. The beans need to be fresh, and roasted to perfection. Coffee needs to be one of the many reasons your employees love coming to work. If the coffee is good, your employee is happier; happier workers are more productive; and more productivity takes a company and moves it forward.
When a company decides to start valuing its employees’ coffee experience, it shows. Many people believe that the quality of coffee served in the office is a reflection of how much the company cares about their wellbeing.
Have bad coffee at work? That news spreads pretty fast too, as productivity declines when people start heading out to the coffee shop instead of back to work.
Ronnoco Makes it Easy
If your office coffee solution isn’t working, then neither are you. Ronnoco makes it easy. Ronnoco has delicious and affordable office coffee and beverage solutions for offices of all sizes and all budgets, so everyone can be happy and productive at work.