In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health and wellbeing of the workforce is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. The goalposts have moved when it comes to a work-life balance, and employee wellbeing is more important than ever.
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the health and wellbeing of the workforce is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. 6 months of working from home, without a commute and with the ability to spend more time with family and friends, have moved the goalposts when it comes to a work-life balance, and employee wellbeing is more important than ever. For others, months of working from home may have had a detrimental impact on mental health.
When the time comes, one simple way to encourage your team to make the move back to the office is by showing that they are cared for and safe at work. Investing in the wellbeing, both physical and mental, of your staff will make the transition back to the workplace much more smooth, and may help alleviate stress if they know they will be looked after at work.
As well as having a healthier and happier workforce that are more productive and take fewer sick days, it has been shown that businesses taking proactive steps to improve employee wellbeing can improve their performance by as much as 10%. Making a few changes now, before your team return to the office full time, will be hugely beneficial in the long term.
Taking proactive steps to improve employee wellbeing can improve their performance by as much as 10%
One simple way to improve the wellbeing of your team is by investing in a premium quality coffee machine like TopBrewer. 75% of office workers agree that a top quality coffee experience suggests their employer cares about their wellbeing, and TopBrewer is a highly valued office perk. On top of this, recent studies have shown that drinking coffee can help reduce risk of heart disease, liver disease and type 2 diabetes, and the dopamine released by coffee can help boost our mood.
The positive impact coffee has on our mood is partially due to the caffeine and antioxidants that can help fight tiredness and heighten our mental state, but also because the social aspect of grabbing a cup of coffee is a great mood booster. A strategically placed coffee machine will lead to spontaneous conversation and interaction between colleagues as they catch up over a cup of coffee. Over 80% of those taking coffee breaks at work find that it helps develop stronger relationships between colleagues, leading to better communication and an improved working atmosphere.
The fact that TopBrewer can be installed into almost any space means it can be a great tool in aiding collaboration and interaction between employees as colleagues come together to enjoy a cup of barista-quality coffee, and its über-quiet grinder and brew-unit mechanics means colleagues sharing ideas over a cup of coffee won’t being interrupted by a noisy coffee machine. Its ability to serve up to 400 drinks per day, with no downtime between drinks, make it the perfect choice for busier areas such as office cafes, kitchens and breakout areas. And with its app- and voice-control technology, there is no need to touch shared surfaces or buttons, making it a safe and hygienic solution for the post-Covid workplace.
If you expect your team to deliver high quality work on their return to the office, the least you can do is reward them with a high quality cup of coffee!