It’s simple, really: imagine how much time your team wastes on conversations like this:
“I’m gonna get a coffee, you want one?”
“I prefer tea, actually.”
“So can I get you a tea instead?”
“That would be awesome, thanks!”
“Do you take sugar? What about milk?” … and so on.
Make a list of one favourite drink for each person in your workplace, then post it in a convenient location (I use Evernote) where everyone can see it on their way to get a drink. This one easy hack can save several minutes, several times a day, with just a small amount of effort.
Better yet, you can surprise your team with their favorite drinks, and look good doing it!
Who makes the coffee runs in your office? How do they manage the list?