January marks the beginning of the fiscal year and all businesses, large or small, have the same overall goals: increase productivity, improve staff morale and retention, and nurture relationships with clients. Having an espresso machine in the work place is a small cost that can help you achieve these goals. Let’s see how!
Reason 1: Simulates Creativity at Work
Steve Johnson in his TED Talkreports that coffee houses were historically the places where creative minds met to plan their next big idea. Companies like Google have replicated this type of environment within their office spaces to foster creativity and communication. Adding an espresso machine to your office is a simple step to creating a coffee house experience.
Reason 2: Adds Value
You may not be able to give your employees a raise, but you can provide added value to their job. When employees can have an excellent coffee-based beverage or tea at work and they don’t have leave to get their own, you have saved them andyou lots of money and time.
Reason 3: Customer Satisfaction
Customers are the heart of any business. Having an espresso or cappuccino to offer your client or customer shows them that you care. You are giving something to them before you ask anything in return, which will encourage them to come back.
Reason 4: Versatility
Not everyone drinks espresso. However, espresso machines give you the option of creating many drinks that can impress your employees and clients, like an Americano, lattes, hot chocolate, cappuccino, tea, and much more.
Reason 5: Fosters Relationships
Simon Sinek, in Millennial Paradox, reviews why millennials are hard to manage and retain. He says companies need to find ways to help young staff develop relationships with each other. Have them put away the cell phone, give them an espresso or latte, and have them talk to one another before a meeting. This simple step is the first one to creating job satisfaction.