According to a study, people who feel connected to their colleagues are seven times more likely to be engaged in their jobs. It also found that good working relationships are linked to better customer engagement and increased profit.
The Micro Market is an advanced workplace refreshment facility that encourages staff to take time out with their colleagues. This will benefit both your team and your business.
Why strong working relationships are important.
Humans are social creatures. When you consider that we will spend a third of our lives at work, it’s clear that good relationships with our colleagues will make our jobs more enjoyable.
The more comfortable staff feel with their peers, the more likely they are to voice opinions, be creative and ultimately, be more productive. Teamwork is essential to be successful and good working relationships give you the freedom to focus on the opportunities rather than sapping energy forcing yourself to work with people you don’t get on with.
The Micro Market acts as a refreshment hub that can be intertwined into your breakout area, therefore encouraging you to interact with colleagues. It can also act as a great location for team meetings over a coffee.
Which working relationships are most important?
Naturally, having strong relationships with your colleagues is arguably most important as you are the team that are responsible for getting results.
Despite this, studies show that having a strong working relationship with your manager can account for up to 70% of a teams’ engagement. Regular one-to-ones can help build relationships and evaluate where they can progress for the sake of their own development.
Again, grabbing a tea or coffee can be a solid foundation for a meaningful meeting.
How can the Micro Market help forge stronger working relationships?
The Micro Market is more than just an on-site refreshment solution. Its foundations revolve around the wellbeing of the workforce, seeing value in taking time out to recharge your batteries.
It can be whatever you want it to be and fit effortlessly into your requirements. We design, create, and manage the market to suit you, so it can be as little or as large as you need and be located almost anywhere with available space. Most of our customers have theirs sited by their breakout area, so staff can get what they need and relax.
Nothing brings people together like a hot drink, but with your Micro Market you can add fresh food, snacks, confectionery, and cold drinks into the mix as well. Because it’s unmanned, it’s open 24 hours a day and is there when you need.
It is the perfect tool for the perfect break with colleagues, helping to strengthen working relationships.