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Why coffee with colleagues could be the key to business success

Steve Norris, Sales Director and Workplace Channel Lead at Nestlé Professional shares why teamwork is so important and why taking a break with colleagues makes sense. 

When it comes to being at work, ninety two percent of employees say positive workforce experiences matter more than anything else to them. As part of the Nestlé Professional ‘Make Work Work’ report we spoke to 2,000 employees and managers across the UK to establish the importance of the ‘team’ within their company. We discovered nine in ten managers believe a sense of team is important to the success of a business and can help to boost employee morale. The same proportion said feeling part of a team is important to employee happiness.

With increasing uncertainty in workplaces due to Brexit and staff turnover rates in UK businesses reaching new highs, ensuring workers feel valued, happy and committed to a business remains more prescient than ever. Our research reveals that two thirds of workers would stay in a job longer because of their great colleagues. And, that sense of belonging is absolutely key to workplace productivity; six in ten employees say they work harder when they feel part of a team.

Why teams need to get together more 
While businesses acknowledge the importance of teamwork, 80 percent of managers also say they think it would benefit employee effectiveness if there were more opportunities for them to get together as a team. Encouraging employees to work together is seen as one of the best ways to get the most out of a team, yet over half of managers say it’s difficult to get the whole team together. It’s with this in mind that Nestlé Professional has launched the new NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Majesto coffee machine. With up to 40 different drinks choices, it has a drink for every member of the team. It’s the perfect reason for getting the team together over a personalised, quality and convenient coffee.

Why taking a break brings you closer
Employees also acknowledge the importance of getting together to help strengthen relationships and that all important sense of team.

Our research shows 80 per cent of workers say taking coffee breaks with colleagues brings them closer. Half of respondents also said getting away from their desk helped them to be creative in the workplace. And, we all like to feel special – in our survey we asked employees how they felt when a colleague offered to make them a drink. The overwhelming feeling was ‘happy’ followed by ‘valued’ and ‘part of a team’.

Here are the top five ways employees in the UK say taking a break improves their day:

1. A chance to recharge and re-energise
2. An opportunity to bond with colleagues
3. A time to refocus
4. A time to think
5. A moment that makes them feel happier

The all new NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Majesto coffee machine
The Nestlé Professional ‘Make Work Work’ report recognises the importance of taking a break to help strengthen office relationships and employee effectiveness. It’s with this in mind that we are launching the NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto Majesto coffee machine – designed to bring teams together it offers a variety of drinks for all preferences.

Ninety per cent of managers recognise the importance of catering to a diverse range of personalities in the workplace for business success. With over 40 different drinks to choose from, the Majesto offers a coffee to suit everyone and enables the whole team to connect over a personalised, quality and convenient coffee.

Building on the notion that the best work happens when we consider different opinions, Nestlé Professional appreciates that workers also have different ideas as to what makes a great coffee. Bringing coffee shop-style favourites into the workplace – from frothy lattes to smooth americanos – there is a taste for everyone. As our research proves it has never been harder to get the team together, even if you’re a small business. Expertly crafted for the workplace, with the Majesto Expertly crafted for the workplace, with the Majesto you’re one step closer to really making work work.”

Download the ‘Make Work Work’ report to find out plenty more reasons why team working is the key to business success http://www.nestleprofessional.co.uk/makeworkwork/report

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