Going on from my last post about workplace smoking and associated productivity losses, this post examines the cost of the more innocuous workplace indulgence, the consumption of coffee and its impact on workplace productivity losses.
Consider the following:
- The worker annnounces coffee run, gets orders and takes money – 10 min
- The worker drives to the coffee shop/outlet – 10 min
- The worker waits to place the order – 5 min
- The worker waits for the coffee to be made – 20 min
- The worker drives back to workplace – 10 min
- The worker distributes the coffee, calculates and gives change – 10 min
- The worker drinks in own coffee – 10 min
- Workers drink their own coffee – 10x 10min
And if this is done twice a day.
The cost to the employer for this little exercise? $45,500 per annum.