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Blog » Fuelling the workforce with coffee could make the UK 42.7 billion Pounds a year richer

The average British worker loses 70 working days each year due to being unproductive at work, which equates to the UK economy losing a staggering 2.2 billion working days a year.

A new survey has been carried out to the British workforce to discover what makes UK offices happy and productive.

Those who have access to coffee machines at work reported that they were productive for an average of 24 minutes more each day than those who didn't have fresh coffee on tap. If every worker had access to a coffee machine, the UK economy could save a staggering 42.7 billion Pounds through increased productivity.

It pays to have a happy and productive workforce, especially as the UK is largely driven by the service industry - our people are our power.

Despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit, a surprising 80 per cent of people are already happy in their workplace. It seems to be the little things that increase happiness with 86 per cent of those who are provided with fresh fruit in the office reporting to being happy at work, whilst biscuits can be said to be the way to a British worker's heart with 91 per cent of people who are provided with biscuits and treats as standard in their office being happy in their workplace.

Sven Hock, co-founder and CEO of Service Partner ONE says, "Investing in your office workspace really does payoff when it comes to increased employee happiness and productivity. Not only do people prioritise working in a happy office environment over extra holiday days, but by providing a little extra as standard such as fruit, snacks and beverages, you can dramatically increase your workforce's productivity and output."

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