Stats show that employee disengagement rates in the UK are the worst in Europe, and it’s thought to cost the UK billions of pounds each year in lost productivity. Truly engaged employees are rare, and in Gallup’s most recent global study, it was found that only around 20% of employees are engaged at work, but studies show that even a small increase in engagement will have a huge impact. Increased employee engagement is linked to higher profits and better performance, so its importance in the workplace should not be underestimated.
Great engagement strategies needn’t cost the earth and a few small changes, such as introducing a flexible working environment or simply thanking your team for their hard work, can have a huge impact. In fact, something as simple as giving your team a premium coffee machine at work can make a big impact. Here’s why…
Employees who enjoy where they work are likely to be more productive and engaged, and in the post-Covid world it’s more important than ever that your space is somewhere your team actually want to spend time. A study carried out by Deloitte found that nearly 80% of employees found the employee experience to be important.
With coffee and beverage facilities consistently ranked amongst the most important aspects of the workplace, ensuring your team have access to a top-quality coffee at work is a surefire way of enhancing the office experience.
With many positive health and productivity benefits of drinking coffee at work, providing a premium office coffee machine can be a simple (yet highly effective) way to improve employee wellbeing and boost engagement. We tend to get more done when we take regular breaks, and it’s well researched that inspiration and creativity often come most easily when your brain has some downtime, for example when driving, sleeping, or, of course, taking a break to make a cup of tea or coffee.
Those few minutes away from your desk can be vital in helping with creativity, problem solving and productivity. In fact, research has found that employees feel more engaged at work when they have access to high quality coffee, and on top of this three quarters of office workers agree that a high quality coffee experience suggests that their employer cares about their wellbeing.
A strong bond between colleagues can encourage team work, improve staff retention and boost engagement, and catching up with co-workers around the coffee machine is a great way of building strong and meaningful relationships and socialising within the office. Over 80% of those taking coffee breaks with colleagues find that it helps to develop stronger relationships, and having a space to meet work colleagues away from a desk and chat over a coffee can be a huge engagement and mood booster.
A strategically placed coffee machine can act as an anchor point for your workforce, encouraging them to chat, share ideas and collaborate with colleagues over a cup of coffee. In fact, many people find that the best ideas and “lightbulb” moments come when they are away from their desk!
Offering perks to your employees is a good way to improve staff loyalty and retention, and a barista-quality coffee experience is now an expected perk in everyday office life. Having access to a premium quality coffee machine at work is something most modern employees would struggle to live without. If you expect your team to deliver high quality work, the least you can do is reward them with high quality coffee experience. Though it may seem like a small thing, investing in quality coffee shows your team that you value and appreciate them and their work and want to make their workplace experience as positive as possible.
If you expect your team to deliver high quality work, the least you can do is reward them with high quality coffee experience. Though it may seem like a small thing, investing in quality coffee shows your team that you value and appreciate them and their work and want to make their workplace experience as positive as possible.
The modern employee is super knowledgeable about the coffee they drink. They know a latte from a flat white, and a cappuccino from a macchiato, so a sub-par coffee offering is out of the question. The uniquely designed TopBrewer, with under-counter brew unit mechanics and stylish swan neck tap, is the perfect coffee solution for your space and gives you and your designers freedom to create a collaborative central space where employees can catch up over a cup of barista-quality coffee.
The minimal footprint integrates seamlessly into any environment to deliver a full range of speciality drinks, and the intuitive app allows your team to take control of their coffee experience and customise each drink to meet their taste.
For more information about the value TopBrewer can add to your office, contact us for a chat or to arrange a demo.
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