Water Coolers: An Inexpensive Productivity Tool

Two people at the office water coolerModern management theory now recognises that one of the most valuable assets that a business has is its staff, and millions of dollars each year are spent by companies in training and development activities to build and sustain morale. Even the most successful business can be ruined if the staff members cannot work together as a team, and often, it is the little things that can cause friction and disharmony. Seemingly silly things like weeks of summer heat and no water coolers in the office is enough to start a conflict that drains energy and distracts everyone from the important tasks needed to be done to actually run the business.

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