Published on March 24th, 2014 | by admin


Is Anyone Doing Tea Rounds In Your Office?

It appears a storm is brewing in the workplace when it comes to making colleagues hot drinks. Apparently tea-m work has gone out the window!

That’s highlighted in a survey by the Royal Voluntary Service which has revealed that a staggering 2.5million workers are now claiming they are too busy to do a tea or coffee round in the office which has become a thing of the past.

A poll of 1,200 employees has found that a third would rather just make themselves a cuppa and get back to their desk than make a brew for all their work colleagues. Four in ten blame the death of the tea round on bosses who set the trend by only making drinks for themselves.

The survey also found that many respondents admitted they wait until colleagues left the office, or even worse deliberately make poor quality cuppas to avoid being asked again!

In light of these findings the Royal Voluntary Service is calling on companies to help save the tea round from extinction as part of its annual Great Brew Break fundraising event from 28th April until 4th May. Furthermore, the charity has raised the point that the the hot drinks round serves another important purpose in every day office life – as it gets workers talking to each other and bonding more.

Apparently Britons enjoy an average of five cups of tea per day with over two fifths drinking more than five. So is this just a storm in a tea cup? Perhaps not! Stephen Fry and Felicity Kendal are backing the campaign which is calling on bosses to take the lead on bringing the tea round back to the work place.

Great Brew Break events will take place from 28th April until 4th May and the Royal Voluntary Service will host an online roll call of all bosses who make the tea for their colleagues.

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