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Productivity Boosters for Business
You were hired to do your job and you think you do it well, but every so often, you find yourself daydreaming, looking at the clock, waiting for lunch, waiting for no reason after lunch, looking at the clock until its time to go home. What has made you feel so unproductive? It could be that you are lacking exercise, sleep, flextime, or even lunch might seem boring to you, because you the peanut butter and jelly sandwich you packed last night just isn’t cutting it for excitement. Not only are you responsible for the productivity you produce, but your employer should take responsibility as well.
There are several things that can be done including:
- An employee gym membership package
- Allow for a 15 to 20 minute break for employee to rest or take a quick nap
- On-site lunch where employees eat together
This infographic explores productivity boosters for employers and employee incentives!
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Pep Up Your Productivity!
What it takes to boost your workplace morale.
A British study asked workers to report which aspects of their job performance improved on days they exercised.
Mental and Social Skills 79%
Ability to deal with stress 27%
Ability to meet deadlines 22%
Time management 72%
Bonus! Research also shows that employees benefit when their bosses exercise.
Why? Less stressed bosses create happier workplaces.
Happy Workers: 12%
Unhappy workers: 10% less productive
Higher salaries aren’t the only way to improve productivity.
in how much workers trust their managers
equals the job satisfaction impact of a
36% increase in salary
A 26-minute nap can…
Improve work performance by 34%
Increase alertness by 54%
Hurrah for work naps!
Other productivity boosters
|How it helps||What it’s worth||How popular is it?|
|Gym membership||Companies that promoted wellness were rated more productive by employees and had reduced turnover||Healthier employees could save employees could save employers up to $93 billion a year in reduced insurance costs||24% of companies have on-site fitness centers and 30% offer gym membership subsidies|
|Flextime||Highly flexible companies have healthier employees and reduced turnover||Wider adoption of flextime benefits could save $15 billion a year by reducing unplanned absences and decreasing stress||53% of companies offer flextime and 34% allow telecommuting|
|On-site Lunch||Employees stay in the office during lunch, increasing opportunities for collaboration||Productivity gain of 1 hour per employee per day||19% of companies offer on-site cafeterias|
Why Go for the Productivity Gold? A Dollars and Cents Approach.
38% of United States workers suffer from fatigue
2/3 of fatigue workers reported lost productivity at work
On average, fatigued workers lost 4.1 productive work hours per week, resulting in more than five weeks of work per year!
All that lost work time costs companies over $136 billion annually!