why every (healthy) office needs a BIBO water dispenser

why every (healthy) office needs a BIBO water dispenser

It’s the place you spend most of your time so add wellness to your workplace by working on getting a healthy office and you’ll soon see the benefits. Here’s how with BIBO water’s top three tips.

Plus! Fantastic EOFY #BIBObonus to quench your thirst!

These days, most ‘healthy’ offices make an effort to tick at least a few of the boxes when it comes to the trend for wellbeing. Fresh fruit, free yoga and maybe even reflexology sessions, are all just some of the ways in which employers are trying to improve the lot of their workforce.

the cost of chucking a sickie

After all, looking after the health of employees makes sound financial sense. A recent study showed that Aussies chuck 90 million sickies every year, costing the economy $34.1 billion annually.

Research from Harvard University found that improving air quality boosted mental cognition and helped workers to be more productive. Not only that, of course, but a healthy office means a happier worker – and one who is less likely to take sick leave.

That’s why architects, who have for years focused on creating buildings that are kind to the planet, are now also intent on planning work places that are kind to the people in them. In the United States, they have gone so far as to introduce a certification program called the Well Building Standard. Based on medical research, it shows how buildings can affect our health – and how to improve our surroundings.

how to create a healthy office

Of course, you don’t have to be an architect to make a healthy office. There are simple, cost-effective ways to ensure your workspace is working for you. Put these three simple BIBO water ideas into action and you’ll soon see an improvement.

A BIBO water dispenser makes any office healthier.

1. clean water

Productivity increases as a person drinks water by as much as 14 per cent, says research from the University of East London. Install a BIBO water filtration system and the whole team will be able to stay hydrated easily with BIBO’s instant filtered, purified, chilled or boiling water at its fingertips.

The BIBO water dispenser is the perfect addition to any office replacing water coolers, bottled water and kettles. It’s better for the environment and with its range of cool colours, it looks great too!

When staff stay refreshed with BIBO water, they fend off the dreaded mid-arvo slump, and BIBO’s popularity means colleagues will enjoy a modern take on the old water cooler chats that foster communication and community among your team.

Order your all-in-one BIBO water purifier before 30 June 2019 and you’ll not only be able to claim an instant 100 per cent asset write off,* you’ll get a $150 discount too. Find out more about this fantastic EOFY #BIBObonus offer here.

2. clear air

Adding certain plants to your office cleans the air and can impact the success of your company by increasing well-being by 47 per cent, creativity by 45 per cent, and productivity by as much as 38 per cent, according to a study from the University of Exeter. What’s not to love?

Just make sure to choose indoor plants that can survive low-light conditions. Good options are a peace lily or spider plant.

3. keep moving

The bad news is that scientists say sitting down for three hours or more without taking a break is bad for your health. But the good news is that there are things you can do to keep your ticker (not to mention the rest of you!) happy.

Standing desks, software on your computer or apps on your mobile to remind you to stretch and exercise every hour, are all great ways to keep your mind and body active, and in tiptop condition.

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BIBO water bar makes a splash at Australian Good Design Awards

BIBO water bar makes a splash at Australian Good Design Awards

Peter Molloy and his wife Vicki at the Good Design Awards Ceremony in Sydney

BIBO Water Bar has been recognised for its stylish looks and innovative features at the 2017 Australian Good Design Awards.

This high tech benchtop water dispenser was one of only 244 entries to receive the 2017 Good Design® Selection and was a finalist in Product Design (Domestic Appliances).

BIBO CEO Peter Molloy represented BIBO at the black tie Awards Ceremony at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney earlier this month.

“It was a great honour to be shortlisted at this prestigious Award ceremony featuring many of Australia’s most innovative products,” Mr Molloy said.

Launched in Australia late last year, the BIBO Water Bar filters and purifies tap water providing pristine chilled and boiling water at the touch of a button. And it comes in 10 amazing colours to suit any décor.

Operating the BIBO water bar is simple with its user-friendly touch control panel and display screen. It has many useful menu settings including hot and cold temperatures, serve quantities, and power saving sleep mode when not being used.

BIBO was chosen among the best entries to receive the Good Design Selection after an extensive evaluation process by a Jury comprising more than 35 Australian and international design experts.

‘A joy to use and look at’

The Jury set the bar very high this year with only the very best submissions receiving this level of recognition.

They described the BIBO Water Bar as “an innovative, no-fuss water dispenser that is a joy to use and look at.”

“The Jury commends BIBO for opening up a new category in this market.”

Australia’s Good Design Awards date back to the 1950s and have an enviable record of unearthing globally recognised talent and products.

The 2017 Good Design Awards Ceremony and Festival coincided with Vivid Sydney, now the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

“The Australian Good Design Awards attracted innovative entries from all corners of the world and the standard of submissions this year has really been incredible,” said Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia and Chair of the Good Design Awards program.

Making our lives better and happier

“This is one of the few design award programs in the world where design and innovation are celebrated so broadly. This year’s Good Design® Selections represent excellence in design across the widest spectrum of design including Product Design, Service Design, Architectural Design, Design Strategy, Digital and Communication Design and Social Innovation,” Dr Gien said.

“Good design is about making our lives better, safer and happier. It extends to everything around us – from the products we use in our daily lives and the services we interact with to the buildings we live and work in – they can all be improved through better design. That’s what lies at the heart of these Awards”.

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