The Covid-19 pandemic has forced plenty of changes upon the workplace, but it seems employees are quite keen on some things remaining as exactly as they were before.
According to a study, it is the trusted tea break with colleagues that employees have missed the most about having to work from home during the pandemic.
Missing the “workplace cuppa”.
Back in 2016, long before Covid, a UK study revealed that the average employee would sip through 24,684 cups of tea at work throughout a 47-year career. Many of these will be with colleagues.
When the pandemic forced more office workers to operate from home, this was temporarily halted.
The UK Tea and Infusions Association surveyed 1000 Brits to discover that almost 50% said they missed their tea break dearly. 44% said this was because of the lost opportunity to catch up with colleagues, whilst 35% said the tea break was a great opportunity to take a break for their desk.
It’s not all good news for the Nations’ favourite beverage, though, as almost 60% said they do have concerns about the hygienic aspect of making a brew at work again.
But the fact is, a tea break is far more than what it says “on the tin”. Instead, it’s an opportunity to build connections, boost your mood and increase productivity.
Sure, employees are still taking the time out for a tea break whilst working from home, but the social aspect was never replaced.
Enjoy a workplace cuppa with Coinadrink Limited the vending company.
Coinadrink’s vending machine and refreshment services represent desired employee perks that make tea breaks and such effortless.
From simple tea and coffee machines on your terms to grand breakout areas that house a wider range of equipment, we can overhaul your company ready in this post-Covid world and overhaul your company culture in the process.
Depending on your requirements, we can provide a variety of floorstanding hot drinks machines and slender tabletop equipment. Lots of these options offer fresh leaf tea in addition to fresh bean coffee, and our floorstanding equipment can be totally managed with replenishment by ourselves.
We noticed that almost six in ten of those surveyed said they had concerns surrounding the hygiene aspect of tea and coffee breaks at work.
Vending machines and coffee machines have always been safer options than communal kettles, owing to the minimal shared touch points and rapid dispense times. This was strongly emphasised during the pandemic.
If you require greater peace of mind, our range of contactless vending machines eliminate touch points entirely.
Coinadrink’s innovative vending machines and refreshment systems guarantee high-quality tea and coffee in under 30 seconds, to streamline and enhance the much-loved tea and coffee break at work.
Whether you want to place a solitary machine in your staffroom or have bigger ideas to transform an environment into a dedicated breakout area, contact us and we’d be happy to help.
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