Time Wasted Boiling A Kettle At Work
Time and motions studies were pioneered by the American Frederick Winslow Taylor in the late 19th century. Although many criticise his work, it still formed the basis of many of the later studies that helped prove that productivity was substantially improved with efficient time and motion study.
That was over 100 years ago but companies across the UK still pay employees to walk to a kitchen area, stand and watch a kettle boil for 2 and a half minutes, make a cup of tea or coffee and then walk back to their desk over 6 times a day.
The average salary in the UK is now £26,500 which equates to £14.56 an hour for a standard 35 hour week. This means that if a typical worker makes six cups of tea or coffee in a day and spends three and a half minutes away from their desk for each cup it all adds up to 21 minutes a day and a staggering one and three-quarters of an hour over the whole week. That’s £25.50 a week in lost time.
Imagine if an office has just ten employees all doing the same thing. That’s £255 in lost time per week.
Companies can make huge savings on this wasted cost simply by installing a water boiler that dispenses instant boiling water meaning zero waiting time. A small countertop unit, attached to the mains water supply will cost just £19 a month in rental and this cost includes installation, sanitisation, filter exchanges and in the unlikely event, any repairs that may be required.
Companies such as Glug Glug Glug will even trial a water boiler unit at your offices for free with no obligation to rent. Taylor would be extremely pleased with the cost and time saving that the company has introduced, even if it is a century late.
If you are interested in trialling a water boiler unit in your home or office then give our expert team a call on 01934 520944 and arrange a no fuss installation!