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The Effects of Caffeine on Your Employees

The Effects of Caffeine on Your Employees

Published: 27th June 2024

When we think about the effects that caffeine can have on us, we tend to associate it with a familiar buzz, and something that can help to wake us up in the morning, but when it comes to making sure that your employees can get their regular caffeine hit, the effects can be much more wide reaching.

Read on to find out how…

Wasted time

Many workplaces have supplied instant coffee in the canteen or kitchen, but we are fast becoming a nation of coffee connoisseurs, so this often does not cut it anymore.

This can mean that many employees take time out of the workplace to find the nearest coffee house and queue up waiting for their favourite latte instead.

This all adds up to a lot of wasted time spent away from their desks, so by having a coffee vending machine on hand that can dispense barista style coffee, you can cut down on the amount of time your employees spend elsewhere.

Energy

We all know that we can get a burst of energy from caffeine thanks to the fact that our adenosine production is blocked by it and that our adrenal glands become stimulated. This can all help to provide a much-needed energy boost throughout the day that can help to encourage productivity in the office.

Cognitive functions

When staff are at work, you want them to be functioning at the very highest levels, and caffeine can help with this too. This is because it has been found to enhance the performance of the memory, allowing employees to remember important facts and tasks more easily. Our creativity can also receive a jolt as our thoughts become more innovative.

Social impact

It is important that every member of staff is able to take a break at work, and this often involves making a coffee. This is the perfect chance for staff members to bond over the coffee machine or relax together, which can create stronger working relationships. It also means that employees can mingle with people from other teams or departments, which can often lead to better collaboration.

Loyalty

Whilst caffeine doesn’t automatically impact on employee loyalty, the means of receiving it can.

Small perks at work like a good quality coffee machine can mean a lot to people, and it is these gestures which help to make many employees feel more valued, and therefore more loyal to the company culture and the business as a whole.

This means that they are not only less likely to leave, but it can also make a business more appealing to new talent.

Health concerns

Sadly, caffeine is not always a good thing. Not only can the caffeine highs lead to caffeine crashes afterwards when the body has run out of energy, but for some people it can also lead to the jitters.

This means that the surge of adrenaline that comes from our central nervous system can leave some people feeling anxious or shaky. This over-stimulation can lead to feelings of stress which our bodies need time to recover from, and this can mean dips in energy levels and even mood swings.

Many also experience a very confused body clock, meaning waking up in the morning becomes much harder, and getting to sleep at the right time is also a challenge.

Caffeine can be incredibly important in the workplace, and it can have some very positive effects for everyone, however, it is probably best to balance this with some other forms of hydration to help allow your employees to have the best of both worlds and to be able to take care of their health.

Coffee machines by Cema Vending

If you are looking to kit your office out with new coffee vending machines, then we are here to help you! We stock and supply a range of table top, bean to cup and free standing coffee machines so you provide your staff fresh, tasty coffee every day.

Browse our coffee vending machines online today and if you have any questions or just want to chat with our team, get in touch on 01157 845 845, or drop us an email on sales@cemavending.co.uk.

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