We’ve all been there.
Lunch is over, but the clock doesn’t seem to be moving as the afternoon limps by at a snail’s pace. We need a snack to keep us energised and focused for the final few hours of the day.
A vending machine is a great way to do exactly that.
As well as providing employees with a delicious snack to keep them on track, installing a vending machine can actually provide a wide range of other benefits to the office environment.
Vending machines are commonly associated with fatty and sugary snacks such as crisps, chocolate and fizzy drinks – but this does not always have to be the case. You can ensure that you have healthy vending machines which include healthier options such as fruit, salad and juices.
With workplaces everywhere placing a larger focus on health and wellbeing, this is an easy way to show your employees that you’re also concentrating on this. These options that promote a healthy lifestyle are also a great way to keep staff energised, refreshed and productive towards the end of the day.
This doesn’t mean that you need to rule out the other treats entirely, either. You can still include the likes of crisps, sweets and chocolate if you prefer, but it’s a good idea to have a balance, giving staff a variety of options.
Keep staff onsite
Often, workplaces that do not have canteens or vending machines onsite, see staff leave the office on their lunch breaks. While they’re quite entitled to do so, it is perhaps more advantageous for them to remain onsite if possible.
This is because staff are less likely to go over their allocated lunch period if they remain office based, and it can streamline the working day making employees more productive. This is where a vending machine can help.
Having food and drink options close at hand, means that people are less likely to venture further afield for their lunch, which can only be a good thing for the company as a whole.
Of course, if people do want to leave the office for lunch they should be allowed, but a vending machine is certainly a big help.
Keep staff happy
It doesn’t take a genius to realise that staff are likely to be more productive, and work harder, if they think they’re being cared for.
And a vending machine is a tangible way for a business to demonstrate this care. Investing in a machine says to employees that you’re considering their wellbeing, especially if it includes healthy snacks.
The novelty of having something new in the office will generate a buzz, but there are long-lasting benefits too. Giving them a place to recharge their batteries, will mean staff are more satisfied, energised and happier. Providing a morale boost to the entire workforce.
It might not seem like a big deal, but tea and coffee breaks can cost businesses a lot of money. From using energy to boil the kettle, to the time spent away from their desk, these little things add up.
While outlawing breaks is clearly not the way to go, a vending machine could make them more efficient. Popping to the machine to grab a snack or drink, takes a fraction of the time than a more conventional break does. There is no waiting around for the kettle, and with items dispensed in around 20 seconds, it doesn’t take long for people to be back at their desk.
But, these areas are also good for the social side of your business, providing a place for employees to relax on their lunch breaks, brainstorm ideas or even team building exercises.
If you’re looking to install a vending machine in your office or workplace, look no further than Nu Vending. We have a whole host of fantastic products that you can choose from, that are all sure to enhance your working environment. For more information, contact us today.