4 Reasons Why Coffee Service Is The Way To Your Employees’ Hearts
Companies all across the country are starting to offer more incentive packages such as paying for you to take a vacation, free food, work from home hours and even longer maternity and paternity leave time. While many of those take time to cut through the red tape, there is still one simple way to really make an impact now for your employees; an office coffee station.
A coffee station, in my office, you ask? Like the one you see at Wawa or 7-11? Yes, but slightly scaled down to the size of your office or company. Nothing says, “please come into work” like having fresh hot coffee ready for them with all the flavors and fixings one could possibly imagine. Over 65% of office workers drink coffee at the job, averaging 3 cups a day. Would you rather have your employee’s leave work 3 times a day to find coffee or keep them in house, happy and working while they enjoy their favorite cup of joe?
Here are 4 more reasons why you need an office coffee service to help keep your employees happy, productive and smiling from 9-5 (or 8-6 if you’re a slave driver).
It doesn’t cost as much as you think – With the cost of an average cup of coffee almost $2.00 at the local coffee shop and the cost per K-cup hovering around .30¢ you can already see the savings your employees are making. Now $6.00 bucks a day may not seem like a lot, but over a month, employees could spend upwards of $150.00 green backs. For the younger, newer hires, this kind of savings is music to their ears.
Coffee Breaks Improve Employee Moral – It goes without saying that when you offer your employees something for free in which they normally would have to pay for, it creates a sense of welcome and appreciation. Creating a positive and welcoming work environment is hard to do, so treating your employees like family goes a long way in generating a positive culture. A survey by Green Mountain Coffee discovered that 37% of employees would prefer free coffee instead of a company Christmas party.
Coffee Stations Are The New Water Cooler- Companies spend millions every year finding way to break the ice with new hires, create a positive work environment and improve collaboration. The coffee bar is the place to be when your employees need a break, stretch their legs or give them a reason to visit another employee’s desk. In person collaboration is by far more valuable than conference calls or digital meetings.
Caffeine Is The Workhorse Of Your Office – We have said it before and we will say it again, caffeine is the fuel your office runs on. Sure, there are 1 or 2 individuals who swear by 2 gallons of water a day, but for the rest of us in reality, we need that cup o’ caffeine in the morning to make sense of that morning meeting, or perk up for a big sales pitch. Let’s be honest; America doesn’t run on Dunkin’, it runs on sweet sweet caffeine.
Ready to make your employees LOVE you even more than they already do? Contact one of our Java Geniuses for advice on how to get your office coffee station up and running.