Are your employees constantly going in and out of the office just to grab a snack? This kind of distraction, believe it or not, compromises employees’ productivity if you count the minutes and hours taken to get up and walk to the cafeteria or leave the building for light snacking. When your employees’ productivity ratings dip from such interruptions, it’s a telling sign for you as the owner to install vending machines, placed at strategic places in your office, and stacked with a wide variety of options, including healthy vending options they can be happy about.
According to a study conducted by Staples.com, 57 percent of employees tend to buy their own snacks and drinks, with half of them admitting to going outside the office for snacks once, and some even sneaking out five times in a day. While these numbers individually don’t seem significant, all the hours combined that were used for snacking interruptions comprise a total of 2.4 billion hours of lost productivity in the U.S. every year. To avoid this, the study suggested that employers deliver the snacks closer to their employees as a first step to regain the lost productivity hours.
Why A Vending Machine?
There are many reasons to consider Sacramento vending machines for your office. When you look at the long-term benefits of having them in your workplace, you’ll discover how pivotal a role they can play in restoring the productive levels among workers who will have easy access to snacks through a vending machine, instead of having to go out or travel to get something to eat.
It’s a win-win situation for both employers and employees: with less time to buy snacks outside, there’s more time to use for productive work. Well selected items for the vending machines could also mean better and less expensive options than buying from local convenience stores whose prices are much higher than those in the typical vending machine. Moreover, any effort to show your workforce that you would go out of your way to offer convenience and accessibility within the workplace will not escape the attention of employees who look for consideration, esteem, and recognition from their employer.
What to Stock?
Remember, it is quite easy to stock your vending machines without regard to food quality. No employer wants machines filled with menu selections that their employees don’t like or to promote bad eating habits by only providing junk food selections. In addition to the regular items a quality local vending company in Sacramento will also provide some healthier food options. Snacks such as granola bars, nuts, baked chips and low carb selections are among the top choices for healthy and delicious vending machine snack options.
If you want to try out a vending machine in your premises, or if you need company that will provide better machines, a wider selection of products and better service then call a Sacramento vending service, such as AquaPerfect, which also provides office water servce for offices in Sacramento.
(Source: Lack of Snack Leads To Declined Productivity, Forbes)