How many articles have you read around employee motivation? Do you feel like you have the ticket to motivation success at your workplace? Here is another interesting perspective…
ZeroCater presents a perspective on healthy eating and the connection with productivity. A motivated employee is a productive employee. For this reason companies stock their human resource arsenals with a variety of motivational tools: Raises, bonuses, sales contests, peer recognition programs and gift card giveaways. What about food? How might it impact motivation?
Research shows that when it comes to improving productivity, any figurative carrot on a stick just might rank below an actual carrot. A healthy diet promotes good health and employee wellness is tied so closely to worker efficiency that 77 percent of lost productivity is attributable to health-related issues, according to a recent study. Employees who did not regularly eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables were 66 more likely than healthy eaters to say they had experienced a decrease in productivity.
Interesting? I think so! So what can you do to try out this theory? Can you screen all your new employees and ensure that they will commit to only eating the identified foods above in order to work at your workplace? Hmmm that seems a bit far-fetched!! Could you provide healthy snacks with fresh vegetables and whole grain foods regularly in the office – sure! Many workplaces I visit have lots of access to vending machines full of sugary products. When they welcome a new employee or celebrate a birthday or successful project completion there are doughnuts or cake or….but what if you were to think “healthy” instead? So the challenge is on…want to increase productivity – think healthy fresh food as another tool in your toolkit!
Take a look at some tips below from ZeroCater.