During the 2021 Census, 2.5 million people worked from home due to the pandemic. Now, Australia leads the count with the highest percentage of hybrid workers at 34% compared to the rest of the world. It’s safe to say that hybrid working is here to stay, with many workplaces opting for flexible working weeks or designated working-from-home days.
There are many positives in favour of working from home, such as better work-life balance, better productivity, and happier workers. But as the hybrid model sticks, the idea of working in the office changes. Changing out of your comfy clothes and commuting to work no longer feels like a chore.
In fact, with long periods of lockdown during the pandemic, the novelty of working from home wore off quickly. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) found that over half of their respondents felt lonelier in the throes of the pandemic than they did pre-COVID.
With long and lonely days, the weeks start to drag. Now, with workplaces encouraging people back into the office, heading into work can be exciting and helps to break up the week for many office workers.
The importance of coffee breaks in the office
Coffee breaks are important because they allow time away from your desk and encourage taking time from your day to engage with your colleagues.
A strong office culture is based on interpersonal relationships in the office. Professional relationships are not only great for forming friendships and boosting morale, but it’s also a great way to build trust and support within your office network.
The pop culture reference of socialising around the office was always centred around the watercooler, paper cups poised in hands. These days, this idea has morphed into colleagues gathering around the office coffee machine to chat, ask valuable work questions or catch up on the weekend as the coffee machine buzzes away.
These moments of socialisation help create the foundations of a strong team that feel comfortable collaborating and working together throughout their professional life.
A strong team means more efficient work, stronger communication, and better overall work.
How to build a strong (coffee) culture
Coffee plays an important role in the culture of a company. A workplace coffee experience is an investment in your staff, and investment in your staff is an investment in your business.
Your workers shouldn’t feel like they have to leave the office to get the best-brewed coffee. All your workplace needs is a state-of-the-art coffee machine and delicious coffee to help cultivate the culture.
In-office coffee breaks will save you and your staff time and money, whether walking down to the café to wait in line, or buying 10+ coffees on the company credit card.
Your workers want an office they are happy to go to, where they know they can have the comforts of working from home, but with the bonus of socialising and enjoying a collaborative working space.
An in-office coffee machine is a great benefit for clients too. You can brew your clients a luxurious coffee and impress them with business deals. Offering your clients an exceptional cuppa will help them feel valued and it’s a great talking point.
Of course, coffee lovers will insist upon that cup of morning coffee (or two, or maybe three by the afternoon) but did you know there are many benefits of drinking coffee throughout your day?
Non-social benefits of coffee breaks in the office:
- Helps productivity
- Increases focus and memory
- Boosts motivation
- Improves morale
- Contributes to happiness
Get sorted with Procaffe
Procaffe provides high-quality machines and tailored coffee packages to fit your business needs. Keep all your workers happy in the office with premium coffee beans and easy-to-manage systems.
We provide traditional and automatic coffee machines that fit your kitchen and suit all your coffee needs.
Best of all? You can try before you buy, so you can take our machines on 2-week trial run to see how your work culture improves.
Contact us today and we can help you sort your next coffee break.