Having coffee at the office benefits your workforce—and the company as a whole—in more ways than you might think. Of course, it’s a sure-fire remedy to that 10am slouch, the indispensable kick of caffeine that keeps the workday cooking. But the perks don’t stop at the perk.
The benefits of coffee go beyond just direct, quantifiable increase in employee productivity. The fact is, there’s a limit to how much can get done in day—no matter how much coffee the workers have had.
It’s important to think of “productivity” as more than just employee output. From a company standpoint, productivity extends much further, to the less tangible aspects of management. Productivity is the generation of positivity, big or small, company-wide. And that’s where you come in.
Seemingly minor things can prove to boost productivity in these terms. Something as simple as free coffee in the office contributes to collaborative social growth, morale boosting, and an overall investment in the company among employees.
Don’t you think it’s time you start producing?
Coffee can produce better workplace relationships
Much can be said about the social aspect of java sipping in the office. Strangers, acquaintances, and office friends alike will find themselves crossing paths on their mid-morning journeys to the sacred cuppa.
Your workplace coffee machine is like a more productive water cooler of the days of yore. It encourages the exchange of ideas between workers with less pressure than an on-the-books meeting. Employees who may not be officially working together on a project will find themselves asking questions and offering insights perhaps overlooked by those already elbow-deep in the work.
A little outside perspective in that kind of more informal capacity is often just what a problem needs. In this way, coffee offers collaboration at its most organic level.
That doesn’t mean there should be company-wide meetings held around the coffee machine. It’s a much more nuanced series of interactions between coworkers that produces the necessary reimagining to jump start a halted project and create unexpected working relationships.
Coffee can produce healthy employees
Coffee boasts a slew of positive health benefits. If for no other reason, this is why you should drink coffee and offer it to your employees too.
A happy, healthy workforce is key for a business to function at peak capacity. Beyond the physical health benefits, coffee at the office can offer employees a nice reprieve from a hectic day and aid in maintaining positive mental health as well.
And on the physical side, the natural antioxidants and essential nutrients found in coffee contribute greatly to workforce well-being. Containing vitamins B2, B3, and B5, along with manganese and potassium, that morning brew is doing much more than simply putting a pep in your step.
Speaking of steps, you probably know that sitting at a desk for an extended period of time is not good for the human body. Workers should be encouraged to move around at least once an hour. Help your employees combat the bad with a quick trip over the coffee machine to gulp down the good.
Coffee can produce more invested employees
An engaged, thriving workforce is every manager’s dream, right?
We don’t want to overstate it, but coffee can help make that dream come true. You may already know, it’s the little things that make a company great. Things that make coming to work that much more enjoyable. A nice cup of coffee, and the freedom and convenience to take a stroll over the office coffee machine to go grab it.
A thoughtful company produces thoughtful, motivated employees. Employees who feel invested in the big picture. Employees who want to move up in the ranks and watch the company as a whole thrive. Companies who show appreciation for their employees are more likely to produce a stellar workforce. It really is that simple.
It’s the rah-rah, kumbaya truth in cliché that successful businesses swear by. And do you know why? Because it works.
Coffee can help produce results
At both a granular level and in the big picture, coffee benefits your whole team. Companies that offer coffee in-house open up an intricate web of benefits for their employees as well as themselves.
So, offer coffee at the office. Produce relationships amongst employees, bonding over sips at the coffee machine. Produce a feeling in your workers that says, My company cares about me. Produce fully invested employees, those with a drive to move up in a company that invests in them. Produce a better working environment, a culture of sharing, insight, and interdepartmental collaboration. Produce a unified workforce.
And with all that, produce results. Achieve what you set out to do, with the help of a dedicated, motivated, and graciously caffeinated workforce.
It’s pretty simple, but wait. There is one more key to this whole thing: You have to do it right. That means these seemingly little things have to be high quality. And that’s where we come in.
Turn to Victor Allen’s to get you started. We offer fully customizable subscription packages tailor-made for office use. We know you’re busy, so we made it a set-it-and-forget-it type thing. Once you have the blend ratio that works for your office, you don’t have to worry about anything.
Of course, if you do want to dig in at any time and change things up, feel free. Take an office poll about what blends your team likes best. Then edit your monthly order to reflect that. Suddenly, you’re the boss who cares. Not only are you offering coffee (a sweet deal), you’re making sure your team likes what you get. We let you customize your subscription endlessly so you can satisfy the whole office.