With advances in technology there seems to be an increased emphasis on the idea that work can be done anywhere. The connectivity of video chatting, cell phone based email, and a wealth of other technological advances ensures that work does not stop outside of the office. Still, losing employees for a lunch break and then again for a break to go out and grab an afternoon snack definitely has an affect on over all productivity.
This is why retail vending machines can be so helpful when put in your office. Keeping employees in-house when they decide they need an afternoon can of Coke or a bag of protein packed peanut M&M’s can help avoid minutes and often hour long work stoppages for a craving.
Of course schools have understood this for years. While back in the day many high schools allowed students off premises for lunch or even free periods these days kids are kept in school to avoid cutting and developing a lax attitude about the school day. School vending machines were put in to offer kids a chance to fuel up without leaving the building.
Keeping employees happy and engaged is one of the keys to proper business management. In-house retail vending machines can help.