There are plenty of old stereotypes about “the water cooler” in business offices. They’re labeled as a place where employees go to chit chat or gossip or talk about the latest trending topics in the world.
However, the office water dispenser isn’t just a pop-culture icon or a place to converse with your co-workers. An office water cooler like the Arctic Pro can provide multiple benefits to your office, your co-workers, and your own health!
With that in mind, let’s take a look at why your business needs an Arctic Pro.
You might think a water cooler is a big investment, but we offer a variety of dispensers to fit your needs and your budget. Additionally, making that initial investment will end up saving you money, in the long run.
You don’t have to worry about constantly keeping the fridge stocked with water bottles when you have a large cooler on hand. Plus, you can focus less on buying sugary drinks like sodas and juices. When you make the water cooler front and center, people will be more likely to make a healthier choice, so you can cut back on buying so much of the “bad” stuff.
It Promotes Good Health and Hydration
Speaking of making healthier choices, simply having a water cooler in your office can be motivating to employees. Many people don’t drink enough water simply because they don’t think about it. If you have a water cooler readily available and in plain sight, workers are more likely to come and get a drink.
When employees are properly hydrated, they’re less likely to get sick and call off work. Hydration also helps people to stay focused and energized, so you may see an increase in productivity among employees once the cooler is utilized. Hydration can also reduce fatigue and even help with mental health issues like tension or anxiety, creating a more relaxed and encouraging work environment for those who need it most.
It Boosts Communication
We couldn’t completely ignore the old stereotypes. It’s true that water coolers can, indeed, increase communication among employees. While they’re not gossip centers like often portrayed on TV and in the movies, they do provide a neutral location for employees to get to know each other.
Employees who communicate with one another tend to work together better and are able to collaborate with different ideas when working on a project or trying to reach a goal. Communication in a business is one of the biggest keys to success.
Thirsty yet? If you’ve been on the fence about whether to get a water cooler for your place of business, we hope these benefits have done more to “wet your whistle.” Installing a water cooler shows your employees you care about their health, wellbeing, and how they feel throughout the day. It also encourages an environment of communication and connection, which we could all use more of!
If you’re interested in Arctic Coolers, feel free to contact us or browse our products to decide which version is right for you and the needs of your business.