The concern and frustration surrounding Covid-19 remains ongoing and the workplace has been one of the most impacted environments.
For those employees who aren’t working from home, they are having to deal with a myriad of restrictions put in place such as social distancing, one-way systems and regular hand sanitising.
During this time, the importance of workplace relationships can easily be pushed to the back of our minds. This article from Express Refreshments in conjunction with Coinadrink Limited explores why that doesn’t have to be the case.
Never underestimate the importance of positive relationships with your colleagues. They are vital for happiness, motivation and productivity.
A recent study found that a huge 96% of people who had “close friends” in the workplace said that they were extremely satisfied with life. It just goes to show that those who you work with can make or break your working day.
And it’s no wonder when you consider just how much time we spend at work, with the average week including over 37 hours spent working. A further study of UK adults in full-time work identified that 62% were about as likely to have as much daily contact with their colleagues as they were with the children.
Don’t lose sight of workplace relationships in this “new normal”.
Many of us may be working from home, though there’s a lot of us who aren’t and as time goes by, more and more UK workers will be heading back to their normal working environment.
So, both now and moving forward, employers need to create a safe environment that doesn’t lose sight on the importance of workplace relationships and wellbeing.
“Workplace relationships are unique interpersonal relationships with important implications for the individuals in those relationships and the organizations in which the relationships exist and develop.”
“Various studies conducted in this respect have indicated that workplace relationships directly affect a worker’s ability to work and produce” according to Mamta Gaur at the School of Business, Galgotias University.
On-site facilities to boost teamwork and relationships.
What does workplace culture mean to you? During these unprecedented times, the decisions you make now surrounding your team can make or break the reputation of your business.
Times are tough for us all right now, so create a working environment that makes your workforce feel happy, safe and comfortable.
Coinadrink Limited is a well-respected vending company that supplies on-site refreshment solutions from simple and easy to use coffee machines and water dispensers all the way up to the complete vending service consisting of hot drinks, fresh food, snacks and more.
Did you know that a survey from Nespresso found that regular coffee breaks help 81% of UK employees build stronger relationships with their colleagues?
A coffee break or on-site facilities such as vending can encourage time out with colleagues and spark a stronger working environment.
A vending machine is a much faster source of refreshment than using the kettle, reducing the risk of employees congregating in one small space. And with contactless vending machines and coffee machines now available, you can enjoy fresh bean coffee and fresh leaf tea without needing to physically touch the machine!
After all, 80% of office workers say they find out more about what’s going on at work over a cup of tea than any other way.
For larger sites, our Micro Market is a fantastic choice. Strongly regarded as the future of the workplace canteen that delivers genuine vending innovation for larger sites.
The Micro Market is a fully managed self-service convenience store that we tailor to suit the space you have available. It is completely unmanned and doesn’t need anyone to assume control, which means you don’t have to come into contact with a cashier and can stagger your break times.
This way, you can still enjoy socially distancing break times in small groups, especially if you have your market intertwined with your designated break time area.
The Micro Market provides a variety of refreshments to your team, including fresh food, snacks and coffee shop quality hot drinks from your very own coffee machine. All items are pre-packaged for greater peace of mind, and the market also contains a limited number of touch points for your peace of mind.
Boost workplace relationships with vending or the Micro Market.
Contact Coinadrink or Express Refreshments today for more information on how our vending machine services and Micro Market can boost your workplace and promote stronger working relationships during a time they’re needed most.
All the stats point to workplace refreshments being a fantastic employee perk, so choose the cost-effective, choose hygiene and choose convenience with our services.