Should I get a coffee machine for the office? It’s a question most business owners and facilities managers will ask themselves. You probably already know that if you carried out a poll at work, the answer would be a resounding ‘yes’.
There’s your first good reason right there: listening to and rewarding your staff. Attracting and retaining good staff is vital to the success of any company, and sometimes it’s the little things that can make the difference to morale. A delicious coffee at the press of the button is an important differentiator that says you value your people, that they deserve something more than a jar of instant and a rapidly discolouring kettle in the kitchenette.
So for a small investment you make your staff happier – and happier staff are more loyal, work better together, work more productively and describe their workplace in more positive terms to others.
If that hasn’t made your mind up – and it should have – here’s another way buying or leasing a good-quality coffee machine will benefit your business: Time
There never seems to be enough of that, does there? But an office coffee machine will save time every single time a team member opts for a cappuccino over a cup of tea. No waiting for the kettle to boil, no waiting for the teabag to brew. Better yet, if your people are inclined to pop out to get a good coffee because the kitchen offers only supermarket instant, introducing a commercial coffee machine in the office will save an awful lot of walking time.
Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But one trip a day to a coffee shop 5 minutes from the desk adds up to 40 hours a year. An entire working week for one individual.
It’s not just your staff who’ll be impressed by the array of drinks available, either. Interviewees and prospective partners and clients will feel considerably more valued when offered a choice of coffees rather than the bitter-flavoured, scalding-hot accident-waiting-to-happen that comes with cup of instant.
And as more and more companies decide that a decent coffee machine is a good idea, those who don’t are starting to look a little backwards in their approach to staff satisfaction. Give us a call at Nationwide Coffee to find out which will be the most suitable and economical commercial coffee machine for your office.