Want to know how your business can save 119 hours and £1,638 in wasted productivity every year?
Read on …
How many cups of tea or coffee do we drink at work?
- There are 65,64 million people in the UK
- Each day 165 million cups of tea and 70 million cups of coffee are consumed – that’s an average of 4 cups per person per day
- Let’s assume the average person (Jane/Joe) drinks one cup at home and three cups at the office
- Let’s also assume that Jane/Joe is working in a micro-sized business of 9 employees and that when they make tea or coffee for themselves, they also do so for another 2 employees in the office
How much time do we waste waiting for a kettle to boil?
- It takes 3 minutes for a kettle to boil – that’s 3 minutes Jane/Joe wastes every day waiting for hot water for the three cups of tea or coffee they’re wanting to make, assuming Jane/Joe and the two colleagues take it in turn to make drinks
- If we work an average of 22 days per month – that’s 66 minutes wasted in the month and 792 minutes or just over 13 hours wasted per year
- If the average working day is 8 hours long, it means we waste more than 1.5 working days per year waiting for that kettle
- And that’s just for one Jane or Joe
Want to add a monetary value to that time wasted?
- The average wage in the UK is £13.94 per hour – that’s 23 pence per minute, without employers NI contributions of around 13 percent
- If Jane/Joe wastes 792 minutes per year waiting for water to boil it equates to £182 lost in productivity
- Again, just for one Jane or Joe
Want to know how much that actually impacts on you as a business owner?
- There are 5.7 million small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, which makes up 99% of all businesses
- SMEs can be broken down into micro business owners (the vast majority of SMEs) who employ 0-9 employees; small business owners who employ up to 49 employees; and medium business owners who employ up to 249 employees
- If you are a micro business owner:
That’s a £1,638 and 119 hours (or 15 working days) loss in productivity per annum waiting for a kettle to boil
- If you are a small business owner:
That’s a £8,918 and 647 hours (or 81 working days) loss in productivity per annum waiting for a kettle to boil
- If you are a medium business owner:
That’s a £45,318 and 3,287 hours (or 411 working days) loss in productivity per annum waiting for a kettle to boil
Hot water taps provide instantly ready boiling water, no wasted time waiting for a kettle to boil – can your business afford to be without one?