Unless you’re running a macabre sort of theme park complete with models of corpses, jump scare tunnels, actors donned like Klaus Kinski in that Nosferatu apparel, and perhaps a photoshopped image of the Bush family complete with Illuminati capes on, that can either seem a lark or positively disturbing (depending on your disposition that day), a dejected atmosphere at work will only make the productivity in the workplace grind towards a slow, drudging halt.
Take offices, for example.
Being stuck in a cubicle for eight hours every day can in and of itself be a nightmarish prospect. Imagine, then, what would this sort of situation look like if the employees didn’t have a short space for respite and refreshment!
It’d be a disaster.
Well, then. To prevent this, as an employer, one of the best courses of action would be to organize a refreshment station.
Now, since most people in this day and age drink coffee on a regular basis, why not venture to install a coffee machine to make your employees happy and not sad.
That’s right! – Fostering a healthy coffee-based office culture is the new, ehrm,… mini skirt! No, it isn’t. Oh, well, it’s still better than nothing. Plus, there are benefits.
Read forth to find out what.
What is Office Coffee Culture?
A office-bound coffee culture is not a conglomeration of gut bacteria that you can pick up from your office.
It’s a way of connecting to your colleagues as an employee, and creating an interesting platform for respite and convivial talks between your employees, as an employer.
The idea is simple – designate a small area of your office for this purpose, get a coffee machine, encourage your employees to take full advantage of it, et voila!- you’ve got yourself an office-bound coffee culture!
Benefits of a Coffee-Centered Office Culture
A Conversation Starter
Other than representing a way to get some rest after a tough round of work, so to speak, coffee breaks tend to be a great way to jump-start a conversation between your employees.
Loneliness and boredom are probably the worst issues that pester the working man and woman, so introducing an environment of leisure and relaxation will surely contribute to the overall atmosphere at work.
What’s more, getting your subordinates to talk to each other will no doubt encourage them to find better solutions related to work itself!
Encourages Creative Thinking
It’s difficult finding a new solution to a problem if all you do every day for eight hours is simply stare at a screen and type on the keyboard. Exchanging ideas between themselves and even expressing their annoyance at this problem in the office or another is likely to lead to some conclusions and perhaps solutions for the issues at hand.
Remember, some of the best solutions seem to shyly come to us in the most unlikely shapes and at the most unlikely times, such as sitting on the john, for example.
Newton had his lightbulb moment when an apple fell on its noggin, as well.
A Happiness Boost
Let’s not forget the main deal, either.
Coffee is one of the greatest legal brain stimulants, and drinking it in moderation can do wonders for endorphin production and hence your mood and productivity while at work.
Indeed, as long as you don’t overdo it, having a cup or two at work can turn you into a typing machine if you’re a copywriter, for example, let’s say.
Unless you’ve recently quit coffee, that is. In that case, bring a prayerbook to work and proceed to pray in French and Latin every time you feel like your energy levels are down in the gutter. French and Latin, that’s right, and you’ll also want to say these loud and clear.
Jokes aside, coffee can be a great device of betterment, not only for your respectable tummy, but also for your socializing skills at work. If you’re an employer, take time to consider installing that coffee machine.