5 Ways to Get the Most Value Out of Your WaterCare Trial
By Strauss Water Canada
September 11, 2017
In addition to the awesome convenience of a contract-free, bottleless, hassle-free drinking water solution, WaterCare is a great way to help your team stay well-hydrated by making it easy and fun to drink more water.
We’ve often mentioned that independent studies show how proper hydration can have a positive impact on team productivity, mood and decision-making (if you haven’t read about this yet, check out our recent article here). So, it’s in your best interest to make sure they get the full benefit of WaterCare by encouraging them to drink more water, more often.
If you’re a business client on a WaterCare Trial, here are a few quick tips to start on the patch to better hydration with Strauss WaterCare:
1 - Get ready, Get Set
A certified technician will set everything up for you. But to get the most convenience and enjoyment, you should give some thought to the customization of your WaterBar settings so the technician will be able to truly personalize your WaterCare experience:
Temperature – Since each temperature setting can be fully customized, take a moment to analyze how the water will be used by you and your team. For example, if there are a lot of tea drinkers in your office, customizing the hot and boiling hot features will be a big benefit to get the perfect temperature to brew tea:
• If you like green tea, use the hot water setting around 96°C since a higher temperature can make green tea taste grassy or bitter. Certain varieties of green tea require an even lower setting. The same goes for white tea.
• Black tea drinkers will prefer the hotter boiling setting at around 99°C, which is also the case for herbal tea
• Those who like to make instant soup and oatmeal will want a higher temperature as well.
• If you have a daycare center at the office (or for home use if you’re a new parent), you can take the guesswork and waiting out of preparing baby formula by pre-setting the ideal temperature and there’s no need to boil and sterilize the water.
Cup size — You can customize the serving size to fit your most common cup or glass size. This is great for avoiding overflowing and messy clean ups.
Jug fill setting – Here’s a convenient way to promote hydration, cut down on the trips to the water dispenser and long wait times. Our WaterBars come with a convenient automatic jug-fill setting that can also be customized. No need to hold down the button to fill. Set it to the most common size of water bottle. Strauss Water can also provide standard water bottles to your team to make sure everyone stays hydrated.
Energy-saver wake time – the energy-saver settings can be set to start up the boiler at pre-set times of the day when it is in most use. If you’re office starts at 8am, you can make sure the water is at peak temperature the minute you walk through the door.
2 - Show your team the ropes
Start your trial with a quick how-to orientation for your team – like any cool technology, it’s important for everyone to understand how to get the most out of the many features. The WaterCare technician can cover the key functions and features in detail.
3 - Make it clear that there are no limits
The key to getting the most out of WaterCare is to make sure everyone uses it consistently to stay well hydrated. That’s why everything is designed for maximum convenience – including unlimited water for a fixed monthly fee.
4 - There’s an app for that
Encourage everyone at the office to track their progress by keeping a daily hydration log. We should all be drinking 8 glasses of water a day and often fall short. Smartphone apps (like My Water Balance, DrinkMinder, Waterlogged, Hydro Coach, Daily Water and more) help track your progress, send alerts and reminders, and more.
5 - Hold a team hydration challenge
Get everyone to track their hydration. Keep a team scorecard. Give away prizes like new stainless-steel water bottles. Keep it up for a few weeks and before you know it, staying hydrated built into the daily routine.
So, there you have it. Five simple tips to help you and your team get the most out of your WaterCare trial. The key is to make it accessible, encourage use, explain the benefits and soon you’ll be reaping the rewards of a healthy, hydrated and high-performance team.