Traditionally speaking, the idea of going to work was never supposed to be fun. It’s still true today that the main reason why we go to work probably won’t be because we enjoy it, but how important is it for your employees to enjoy what they do? Studies show that it’s very important, for both the employee and your company.
Back in 2005, former Apple CEO and the sadly deceased Steve Jobs famously said, “the only way to do great work is to love what you do”.
Being happy at work and loving what you do is an overall productivity booster and enhances performance. People who enjoy their jobs are more likely to be optimistic, motivated, learn faster, make fewer mistakes, and better business decisions.
Prior to the pandemic, however, the stats were damning. A whopping 85% of employees from a Gallup study said they weren’t engaged at work and 81% even went as far as saying it was enough to consider leaving their company.
It’s common knowledge that it is harder to retain staff than it is to hire them. In September 2021, as we try and fight our way through the pandemic, it is vital that your workplace provides a better place to work.
A lot of it is about mindset. Taking on your tasks with a positive frame of mind helps to fuel productivity, but your environment and relationship with colleagues will also have a key part to play.
It’s all to do with employee expectation.
Changing demands for the modern workplace.
Expectations from the workplace today are not what they were even 10 years ago.
Largely driven by millennials – and now also the up-and-coming Generation Z – there is a greater need for employees to feel at least content with both their role and their working environment.
We recently shared an article about what millennials are looking for from the workplace. They need to feel as though their employee cares for what makes them happy, and that their environment is somewhere they feel they can flourish.
Seeing as employee engagement was a major issue for the workplace even before Covid-19, it makes sense to assume that this will have been damaged further during the pandemic with home working taking priority.
It is important to create a location that brings employees back together, somewhere they can interact informally whilst also doubling up as hub for creativity.
We will spend so much time in the workplace that it will undoubtedly have a significant impact on our overall wellbeing. To help improve relationships, why not consider a breakout area or quiet location for your team to relax?
You could also think about how to enhance these environments.
Over 80% of people from a workplace survey said that high-quality coffee at work was important to them, whilst a separate study found that over 60% of respondents claim snacks would be a nice addition.
Refreshments act as fuel for our day. We need them to function. It makes sense to intertwine this perk with a separate one, and we at Coinadrink make it simple for all workplaces.
Happiness everyday with vending and refreshments.
Coinadrink can enhance the feel-good factor in every workplace with our vending machine and refreshment solutions.
From cost-effective tabletop coffee machines to a fully operated vending machine service, your team will be engaging over fresh leaf tea and fresh bean coffee in no time at all. We also offer water coolers, snack and cold drink vending machines, and fresh food vending machines.
We appreciate the importance of workplace refreshments, and we endeavour to tailor our solutions to suit requirements, all backed up by a service you can put your trust in.
Meanwhile, our Refreshment Shop and Café Casa brands are there if you want to manage your own refreshments in the workplace, whilst for larger sites, our innovative Micro Market solution delivers an alternative to the traditional canteen.
Contact us today and experience a refreshing new way to bring your team together on site and make sure they are happy in the workplace.
10-11, Maple Leaf Industrial Estate, Bloxwich Ln, Walsall WS2 8TF