Stuck on a meeting for hours and your mind is not working anymore? What do you usually do? Drink coffee at work, of course. As soon as the coffee touches your lips, new ideas often come in, and we can start anew with the meeting.
We have previously written an article about the importance of coffee break on every employee’s life. This is the time that we usually relax and tend to get more energy to continue with the day’s work. In an article in bdaily.co.uk, they have listed several reasons why drinking coffee at work can be an integral part of the workplace’s improvement in productivity and satisfaction.
How can coffee at work improve productivity and workplace satisfaction?
It makes you smarter
Caffeine is the world’s most popular psychoactive drug, and it’s a powerful stimulant. It blocks the effects of the neurotransmitter Adenosine, which, as an inhibitor, makes reducing neuronal firing its business. By blocking adenosine, caffeine increases the firing of neurons in the brain. It is improving mood and reaction time, as well as boosting memory and general cognitive functions.
In the workplace, this translates into improved productivity and performance. In the long term, this also means a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, keeping you at the top of your mental game for longer.
It makes you more productive
According to a Harris poll, 79 percent of respondents claimed that access to coffee or tea made them more productive workers. And the same percentage felt more valued by employers when provided with hot beverages in their working environment. More productive workers and more satisfied workers mean a more productive and more satisfying workplace.
It makes you happier and healthier
Coffee consumption is associated with a reduced risk of depression as well as a host of physical benefits. Such as increased alertness and a lowered risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer and cirrhosis. With the added benefits of vitamins like B2 and B5 and minerals like potassium, manganese and thiamine. Coffee is practically a wonder drink.
It makes you social
Europe’s first coffeehouse was opened in Venice in 1683. Their popularity soared as caffeine outposts popped up in the rest of continental Europe and crossed the channel into the UK. Coffeehouses are, to this day, seen as places for social gatherings and unofficial meetings.
Having a mini-coffee shop in a workplace brings colleagues together. Rather than going next door to stand in line at the chain store, you can get your morning boost or afternoon pick-me-up without having to leave the office.
This doesn’t have to be a station for instant coffee or a cheap coffee machine. Modern drink makers like the Tassimo coffee machine adapt to different types of drinks and brands. So, you can choose a classy espresso, a comforting hot chocolate or tranquil tea – bringing together coffee drinkers and tea lovers alike.
It helps creativity
Historically, coffeehouses have been the hotbeds of political debate and revolutionary discussions. Many brilliant ideas are suggested over “a cup of coffee” – introducing an in-house coffee shop to a workplace may have similar boosts for brainstorming among a team.
After we drink coffee in the morning before we start work or even during our coffee break, we tend to be able to formulate new ideas and kicks us to keep ongoing.
Are you an office coffee drinker? Can you tell us how coffee helps you in your work productivity?