We know what you’re thinking, “How will filtered water increase productivity?” If employees are dehydrated, then their productivity will be lower. Keep this in mind, a 1% drop in hydration could lead to a 12% drop in employee productivity. But wait, it gets worse, a mere 3% to 4% drop in hydration could lead to a significant drop in productivity of between 25% and 50% per employee.
The effects of dehydration can include mental haziness, which affects an individual’s ability to mentally perform to the best of their ability. “Mental haziness” is a term often used to describe a “feeling of not being able to focus and having unclear thoughts.” This can be dangerous for employees who work with heavy machinery, power tools, or drive vehicles. Staff who work inside the office aren’t exempt from dehydration, they too may experience the same mental haziness and the feeling of fatigue, taking longer to complete tasks or answer questions.
If an office department has 4 employees working, and each is 3%-4% dehydrated, then the workplace is really only getting the productivity level of a total of 2 people since each person’s effectiveness in their roles have dropped by as much as 50%. Imagine if the entire company staff were dehydrated, then nothing would get done.
One of the easiest ways to increase employee productivity is to install a water filter in the workplace. This allows staff members the ability to stay hydrated. The better the water tastes, the more they’ll drink. Which means they’ll be hydrated and in turn, increase their overall productivity.
Water filters come in many forms and functions. Some are countertop, others are under the sink type. To get the best tasting and cleanest water, it would be advisable to install a Reverse Osmosis System (RO). If you have a small office staff, then you might want to consider the Premier Advanced AS-PR75A. This unit can produce up to 75 gallons per day. However, if you’ve got a large staff who are always thirsty, then consider getting Premier Elite AS-PR100E, this unit produces up to 100 gallons of pure, clean, and great tasting water per day.
Regardless of which RO system is installed, employees will appreciate it. Furthermore, businesses can hopefully notice an increase of productivity within their hydrated staff just by providing great tasting water. If budget is a concern in terms of getting an RO system, look at it this way, the cost of the Premier Advanced is only $189.99, the return of investment far surpasses any type of free lunch for the staff or perks that an employer may provide.