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If you want your workforce focused and productive this summer, keep your employees hydrated. Why is this especially so in the summer months?

Because everyone is likely to be outside more often than usual during the summer months. This means they are more likely to be dehydrated than usual, and dehydration can lead to employees being more prone to illnesses like the common cold and losing concentration.

Here are some tips on how to keep your employees hydrated this summer:

Make It a Company-Wide Initiative

Creating an environment that encourages hydration doesn’t have to be complicated. One of the best ways to make sure your employees stay hydrated is to make it a company-wide initiative.

Create an awareness campaign about the importance of drinking water, and post signs, stickers, and other reminders around the office reminding your workers to fuel up. These campaigns are especially helpful as part of a greater initiative for wellness in the workplace.

Prioritize water breaks throughout the day. Make sure your upper management is on board to support these short breaks for employees to fill their water glasses.

Encourage Employees to Drink Before They Work

Encourage your employees to stop by the water cooler on the way to their desks in the morning. Starting the workday with a refreshing glass of water before drinking coffee or tea is a great way to shake off sleepiness and clear the mind.

Likewise, employees can be encouraged to stop at the water cooler on their way back from lunch and on their way out the door at night.

Have More Than One Water Station

Another way to encourage your employees to drink water is to have water stations easily accessible. An employee who has to walk clear across the office to access water is less likely to fill up as often as the employee stationed just outside the breakroom. This may mean having more than one water cooler in your office. Consider placing water stations near the entrances and exits and on the path to the restroom.

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Provide Breakroom Snacks

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A great way to keep busy employees hydrated is by providing healthy and delicious break room snacks. Have you ever noticed that donuts in the breakroom have everyone in the company finds their way there at some point during the day? Take advantage of this impulse by providing healthy snacks that your employees will crave and place them on the counter next to the 5-gallon water dispenser. You might be surprised how often they reach for a glass of water to go with their granola bar.

In addition, arm your employees with options for hydration. If they don’t care for the taste of water, try having an office water delivery service provide crisp, purified water that will refresh them. Have lemons, limes, or other fruit available that they can add to their water glass. Anything that will keep them reaching for a glass of water will be worth the effort of keeping these items on hand.

Ensure Your Employees Know the Signs of Dehydration

If you want to keep your employees hydrated, you have to make sure they know the symptoms of dehydration. This may sound basic, but you would be surprised how many people don’t know the signs of dehydration. You can have posters, handouts or presentations about the symptoms of dehydration and the importance of drinking water. This is a simple and effective way to keep your employees hydrated this summer.

Make a Commitment to Keep Your Employees Hydrated

Another way of keeping your employees hydrated is by committing to the cause yourself. This means that you have to create a water culture in your company by setting the example. Before meetings begin, refill your own water glass. On the way to your desk in the morning, grab a glass of water and your coffee cup. Your employees look to you for guidance and leadership in the company. Use your role to have a positive influence on your employees.

Clearly Colorado: Keeping Colorado Employees Hydrated Since 1997

Clearly Colorado is dedicated to keeping Colorado business owners and their employees hydrated. Our office water delivery services are tailored to the needs of your business, not ours. This means that along with providing your company with delicious, purified water, you will receive our 5-star customer service with every delivery.

Contact us today to arrange for your free in-office consultation. We look forward to showing you why we are Southern Colorado’s favorite local water delivery service.

Contact us today to arrange for your free in-office consultation. We look forward to showing you why we are Southern Colorado’s favorite local water delivery service.