Making the tea 'can aid promotion'
Published 25/05/2011 | 00:43
Making tea and coffee for office colleagues could help workers get on in their careers, a new study has suggested.
A survey of 1,600 office workers found that most believed there was a direct correlation between making drinks and being promoted.
The study by office supplies firm Viking also found that over half of workers were reluctant to offer to make a round of tea or coffee because colleagues had become more demanding with their orders.
Sophie Christopher, of Viking, said: "Asking how do you like it has never been more complicated because office workers are increasingly likely to specify their choice of tea and preferred infusion time or specify the precise amount of milk needed to create their perfect cuppa.
"Viking's research has found there is a direct correlation between making lots of hot drinks for colleagues and getting promoted at work. It is mainly because being prepared to make the tea or coffee demonstrates qualities such as attentiveness, humility and pro-activity which many employers welcome."
The research showed that 41% of workers maintain they make their fair share of tea.