Benefits of vending machines in the workplace
Do you have a vending machine in your office? If not, why not? Vending machines are a fantastic addition to any workplace if you want to keep your staff motivated and productive. Here are a few of the top benefits of vending machines in the workplace:
Staff stay on site
One of the benefits of vending machines in the workplace is that staff are more inclined to stay on site as it eliminates the need to go elsewhere to grab a bite to eat. With staff staying on site, they’re less likely to go over their allocated lunch break and can help them streamline their working day better which will help them stay focused. In addition to this, when employees stay on site, they’re likely to create stronger working relationships with their fellow colleagues due to speaking more on their lunch breaks.
However, whilst staff staying on site may be beneficial to your business, we don’t recommend discouraging employees from leaving the office as this may result in low staff morale.
Employees are energised & productive
We all know about that 3pm slump! Another of the benefits of vending machines at work is that when that slump makes its appearance, staff can quickly go and get a little “pick me up” from the vending machine to increase their energy. Increased energy in your staff will also result in higher productivity as they will be more focused on their work. Further to this, if staff haven’t made arrangements for lunch and may be struggling to find the time for their lunch, the vending machine is there to go and get food from quickly and easily to ensure they stay energised.
One of the most common benefits of vending machines in the workplace is that they come with low overheads. There’s less need for a canteen when a vending machine is present which therefore means less staff members are needed; no holiday payments to pay out to canteen staff and no unexpected sick days. A vending machine will work 24 hours a day, every single day of the year. As vending machines don’t need extra room space, there’s no need to rent out extra office space for a food area as you would with a canteen.
We mentioned briefly above about time saving. A vending machine in the workplace saves employees’ time when getting food for lunch or snacks throughout the day. Hot drinks vending machines also save time when staff go to make drinks as there’s no need to wait for the kettle to boil; the machine will dispense a drink in much quicker time and staff will be back at their desks in no time.
Make it your own
When you think vending machines, do you automatically think crisps and chocolate? Well, vending machines can be made into your own; fill it with whatever you want. You can fill it with healthy snacks such as cereal bars, protein bars and waters, or you can still keep it traditional with a good old Snickers and packets of Walkers!
Liquid Culture specialise in providing a full refreshment solution for businesses including vending machines and commercial coffee machines.
For more information about how we can help your business, visit liquid Culture on liquid-culture.co.uk or give us a call on 01933 670999.