Jolt of joe proves a motivator

Foodservice workers are more likely to flag on the job without coffee than employees other professions.

Want to get more productivity out of crewmembers? Give them coffee.

That’s the implication of new research from Dunkin’ Donuts and Careerbuilder. Their study found that foodservice workers are more likely to flag on the job without a continuous stream of coffee than the employees of any other profession.

[Full disclosure: Editors and journalists were ranked sixth, which explains why our K-cup machine is used more often than our keyboards.]

Scientists were second, sales people, third, and PR people, fourth.

The study also found that 43% of all workers believe they’re less productive when they can’t perk up with a cup of caffeine on the job. Youngsters particularly need that jolt: 62% of employees aged 18 to 24 acknowledge they need the pick-up of a joe jolt.

Overall, 63% of employees say they drink two cups during a workday, and 28% say they consume three cups. 

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