Do you have employees who drink coffee? Have you ever noticed that they have a hard time getting going in the morning until they’ve had their first cup? If you are a coffee drinker yourself, then you might have some understanding of their situation. Perhaps you too have a need for a “pick-me-upper” before you start your day.
It’s not uncommon. Caffeine is the active ingredient in coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate. It’s known as a pick-me-upper. But why?
Believe it or not, there is a science behind caffeine and how it affects your brain. Like all things chemical, the effects vary based on genetics, life cycles, how often you drink or how much intake you consume, and other factors. Nevertheless, it’s clear that caffeine stimulates the brain in some very powerful ways.
What caffeine does not do is make your brain work better. In other words, people don’t get smarter by drinking coffee. Their brains don’t process information any better. But, and here’s the good news, it does make one’s brain work faster. It can also improve memory. And, according to Lifehacker, “for tired people who are doing work that’s relatively straightforward, that doesn’t require lots of subtle or abstract thinking, coffee has been shown to help increase output and quality.”
It sounds like it makes production workers more efficient.
Two Reasons To Have A Coffee Pot In The Office
Employees function better with coffee. It’s such a popular pick-me-up drink, especially in the morning, that many people can’t start their day without it. If you want to see more production out of your employees, give them coffee.
Another reason it’s a good idea to have a coffee pot in the office is because it’s a morale booster. Besides simply making employees more efficient, it makes them happier. Happier employees work harder. These two things are related. High morale means more productivity. A harder working work force means more work. And if caffeine is available, then you’ll an increase in efficiency, which means more output and happier employees.
So now that you know the benefits of caffeine, you can talk about how you want to serve it. Since it’s available in coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate, you have a variety of options. Coffee is just one of your options – a strong one, but it’s just one. And there’s no rule that says you can’t combine your options. After all, not everyone drinks coffee, nor does everyone drink tea. But most of us love our caffeine.