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7 Ways to Convince Your Boss to a Coffee Break

A coffee break isn’t just a pleasant way to relax at work. It’s essential. If your boss is one of those who doesn’t see the obvious, here are some science based facts that should convince them. A coffee break is a great tool that can boost your productivity, increase focus and help generate new, fresh ideas. Good bosses encourage coffee breaks!

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7 Ways to Convince Your Boss to a Coffee Break

  1. 1. 7 ways to convince your boss to a coffee break SCIENCE-BASED FACTS EVERY BOSS NEEDS TO KNOW PRODUCTIVITY POWERED BY AUSTRALIA
  2. 2. 7 ways to convince your boss to a coffee break A coffee break isn’t just a pleasant way to relax at work. It’s essential. If your boss is one of those who doesn’t see the obvious, here are some science based facts that should convince them. A coffee break is a great tool that can boost your productivity, increase focus and help generate new, fresh ideas. Good bosses encourage coffee breaks! CREATIVITY POWERED BY AUSTRALIA
  3. 3. Is 15 minutes coffee run worth it? The average office coffee run takes about 15 minutes, but lost time doesn't necessarily mean lost productivity, according to Positivity Institute founder and leading psychologist Dr Suzy Green. In fact, "micro-breaks", to get good coffee or have it in a nearby cafe, are "absolutely essential for peak performance”. Coffee stimulates your brain making it so much easier to do stuff faster! CREATIVITY POWERED BY AUSTRALIA
  4. 4. No more drama, no more mistakes! Researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that that caffeine helped improve workers' memory and concentration as well as reducing the number of mistakes they made. The researchers also suggested that drinking coffee could help reduce accidents at work, traffic crashes involving people at the end of long shifts and even medical errors by doctors on call for long periods of time. CREATIVITY POWERED BY AUSTRALIA
  5. 5. Take it easy, man! Researchers at the Seoul National University discovered that exposition to coffee aromas influences changes in brain proteins tied to stress linked to sleep deprivation. The coffee break can also reduce the stress levels as it is much easier to cope with stressful situations with others who can assist or give advice in your office environment. CREATIVITY POWERED BY AUSTRALIA
  6. 6. If it’s good enough for Apple, it’s good enough for you! Did you know that Jony Ive had a secret coffee ritual with his team when working on ideas for Apple? Jony Ive and his elite design team at Apple are coffee snobs. And rightfully so. ! Coffee is the fuel that drives their brainstorming sessions, which are arguably the most crucial meetings in the design department. These sessions are where Apple has birthed some of the greatest products of all-time: the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone, and the iPad. It’s safe to say – no coffee, no iPhone! CREATIVITY POWERED BY AUSTRALIA
  7. 7. Let’s get together and it will be alright! Our brains do need to have a little rest - they just can't be on all the time. And it's often in the breaks where you get your creative ideas. And when people meet in a different environment than their cubicle or office that’s when the most creative ideas happen. If you're looking at a coffee situation, you might have people from different teams coming together, so you get some cross-fertilisation of ideas. CREATIVITY POWERED BY AUSTRALIA
  8. 8. The time is right! And it is right now! Caffeine works best when served at certain times and yes those times include the times when you are at work! Your body works on a rythm and is guide by what is know as the circadian clock. It is the hormonal cycle that occurs in your body. The best time to have coffee in this cycle is when your cortisol levels drop – that is between 9:30 and 11:30; between 1:30 and 5:00 pm . Needless to say these are the times most of us are at work and deserve a good coffee break! CREATIVITY POWERED BY AUSTRALIA
  9. 9. Don’t worry, be happy! Have coffee! A study done by the National Institute of Health found that those who drink four or more cups of coffee were about 10 percent less likely to be depressed than those who had never touched the java. And apparently it's not because of the "caffeine high”. Coke can also give you a caffeine high, but it's linked to depression. Caffeine can also reduce stress levels and that is something your boss needs to know, too. CREATIVITY POWERED BY AUSTRALIA
  10. 10. 7 ways to convince your boss to a coffee break There you have it – 7 important things your boss needs to know about the importance of the coffee break. After all it is not just a break… It is a coffee break! And good coffee makes good coffee break. So maybe it’s also time to convince your boss you need a good coffee machine ! CREATIVITY POWERED BY AUSTRALIA
  11. 11. Those were 7 ways to convince your boss to a coffee break To make sure you don’t miss the next post in our series on productivity simply sign up to our newsletter to get updates and hot tips straight to your mailbox. And do not worry we only send good stuff to our friends. We do not spam! We hate that, too. sign up to newsletter PRODUCTIVITY POWERED BY AUSTRALIA
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