Coffee Cooperation – How Coffee Can Boost Office Productivity
What’s the best way to start the day? The answer is simple- it’s with a hot cup of coffee and a positive thought. With this coffee culture refusing to stop growing, it’s quickly become one of the most lucrative industries in the world and it’s easy to see why. With fine coffee more accessible than ever, more and more people are starting to enjoy the caffeine kick that it delivers during all hours of the day and this includes at the office. Below is a snapshot of the reasons why remembering to drink coffee at work can increase your productivity and your positivity.
Stress at work comes in all shapes and sizes and it can spring up at any time without warning. Looming deadlines, difficult conversations and endless amounts of pressure are just a few of the reasons why stress can take hold in the workplace. Research, however, has suggested that caffeine blocks certain receptors in the brain from causing stress responses which leaves us less likely to feel uptight and fraught when faced with unavoidable difficult situations. It goes without saying – the less stress you’re under the more productive you’re going to be.
Who knew the 21st century would see the coffee machine replacing the popular water cooler spot, an employee’s safe haven for socialising. Taking regular breaks to make some coffee for yourself and your colleagues could have social benefits as well as having properties that affect the biological responses in your brain, as discussed above. By taking five minutes away from your well used computer only to return fresh, rested and ready to work can only have a positive impact on your productivity.
We all know that coffee makes us more alert, it’s also been reported to improve cognition and memory too. It’s therefore easy to understand why we are more likely to be productive and efficient in the office when regular coffee breaks are taken compared to when we are feeling tired and lethargic. With this in mind, who wouldn’t want to work with a team of people who are motivated, productive, relaxed and generally more perky? If I told you that drinking coffee and sharing it with your work friends could contribute to this environment would you be surprised? You shouldn’t be. So go grab some coffee and create the ideal backdrop for some inspiring work to take place.
Who knew such an everyday item could have such a positive impact on your productivity and work life balance? Now you know the facts kickstart the coffee craze in your workplace and watch the “to do” slowly disappear as you breeze through your workload.