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8 Reasons to Visit Your Office Water Cooler

Hanging around the office water cooler may sound like the setup for a joke from a sitcom, but there are still plenty of great reasons to provide water coolers for your employees and encourage water cooler visits. Here's 8!

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Water Coolers Improve Physical Health

Water Coolers Improve Physical Health

Our bodies require plenty of water throughout the day in order to stay healthy. More trips to the water cooler means more water consumed, leading to healthier bodies and more focused minds.

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Water Coolers Encourage Stronger Workplace Support

Water Coolers Encourage Stronger Workplace Support

There is research to suggest that employees who are able to find emotional support at the workplace lead healthier, and even longer, lives. Employees build these relationships when they are afforded time to socialize. Trips to the water cooler provide opportunities to socialize.

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Water Coolers Refresh Focus

Water Coolers Refresh Focus

It can benefit employees to have the opportunity to take a mental break and focus on something else for a few minutes here and there. Chatting at the water cooler and catching up on gossip or sports can be a nice escape.

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Water Coolers Help Create Better Management Relations

Water Coolers Help Create Better Management Relations

There aren’t always great opportunities to chat face to face with the boss. If everyone is in the habit of visiting the water cooler at some point during the day, the chances of getting some casual interaction with management are increased. It is often helpful to achieve some level of comfort with upper management

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Water Coolers Encourage Better Work Tactics

Water Coolers Encourage Better Work Tactics

If the employees are working on a project as a team, casual water cooler chat could lead to a discovery or idea that may not have been thought of otherwise. The mind operates differently at the desk vs. down the hall in a more casual setting. Water coolers can lead to greatly increased productivity and creativity.

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Water Coolers Help Heighten Respect

Water Coolers Help Heighten Respect

The primary cause of workplace drama stems from employees not knowing each other on a personal level. Any chance to have a personal conversation with another person reduces the temptation to gossip in a malicious manner. Workplace operations run smoother when all team members respect one another.

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Water Coolers Provide a Setting for Quick Breaks

Water Coolers Provide a Setting for Quick Breaks

For those who work in a cubicle or office setting, the day to day can sometimes feel long or monotonous. Employees who take short breaks periodically throughout the day tend to be more productive overall.

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Water Coolers Provide an Open Environment for Q&As

Water Coolers Provide an Open Environment for Q&As

Anyone (not just new employees) can have questions and learn from coworkers or bosses. Asking questions at the water cooler not only provides knowledge to the asker, but improves the relationship for everyone involved. More often than not, people enjoy helping each other.