Nestlé Coffee Partners launches productivity podcast to help maximise workplace potential

Nestlé Coffee Partners has shared research revealing that 7 out of 10 employees feel more productive and have better work ideas after a cup of coffee. More than a third of respondents (39%) came back and cracked a problem, 12% won a contract or new piece of work, and 17% spotted new business ideas.

The research is unveiled as the UK workforce return to their offices and Nestlé Coffee Partners has launched ‘Smart Coffee Break – The Productivity Podcast’, that talks about how we work, what makes us productive, and how we can better concentrate, collaborate and communicate.

With each podcast episode featuring a different world-leading academic or business expert, Smart Coffee Break aims to help access and release untapped potential, through providing advice and insight on productivity.

According to the research, 77% of consumers said they come up with better ideas when they brainstorm and work with colleagues, rather than on their own. And nearly a third (30%) said that access to refreshments, like coffee or tea, made internal work meetings with colleagues more productive. This echoes the findings from Nestlé Professional’s recent ‘Thinking Smart About Productivity’ research, which showed that hot drinks can encourage more productive teamwork. And collaborations over coffee, or in a more casual ‘café’ area, could help drive productivity.

Smart Coffee Break is a six-part series, with each 15-minute episode coming with an accompanying article, that will bring to life four key behavioural needs that can support optimising productivity through Individual Flow & Focus; Optimised Teamwork; Team-to-Team & in-team Collaboration; and Planned & Unplanned interaction. These episodes are sandwiched between Intro to Productivity and Summing up the Series episodes. The resulting series will provide a potent brew, giving guidance on creating workspaces that not only stimulate innovation; but could also help boost productivity and collaboration.

David Basson, Head of Beverages at Nestlé Professional said: “We’re excited to welcome such an eminent line-up of speakers. And we’ve designed each episode to provide actionable insight and ideas – some of which could be incorporated straight away.

“Now we’re moving back into the workplace, teams will be seeking opportunities to reconnect with their co-workers. Providing spaces that revive these connections and drive collaboration will not only help to boost morale; it could spark new ideas. These workplaces could be the real winners in the long-term, supporting teams to ‘build back better’ with increased momentum and energy.”