We all want to be productive throughout the day, right? Crossing things off your to-do list is strangely satisfying! In the workplace, however, that can be challenging. Distractions, that dreaded afternoon slump and of course, not enough caffeine, can keep you from getting things accomplished.
However, as an employer, there are ways to create a culture that encourages productivity. If you follow these simple steps, your employees will have energy and productivity throughout the day.
You want your employees to be productive and focus on work when they’re at work. As counterintuitive as that sounds, it often helps to make sure they are taking regular breaks. When you give employees the time to take a break, they often have a renewed energy to focus and return to their assignments.
During these breaks, employees can hydrate and grab a snack. You can provide healthy and indulgent snacks with fresh salads, sandwiches and prepackaged snacks like nuts or granola bars.
In addition, there are many health benefits of coffee that they can enjoy during their breaks. Caffeine can help employees get the jump start they need to get their creative ideas flowing. Providing your employees with coffee and tea throughout the day is an energizing perk, and they won’t have to leave to get their caffeine fix.
While it’s easy to keep water at their desk or work station, many people still don’t drink enough water. Encouraging water breaks (and stretching breaks!) helps keep your employees hydrated and healthy. Encourage your employees to take frequent, but short, breaks.
We all know the importance of keeping a good balance between work and our personal life. When you allow that balance, you show your employees they’re important to you.
As an employer, when you encourage employees to maintain a work-life balance, it positively impacts performance. Allowing time off for family events, being flexible with their schedules and understanding their personal situations goes a long way toward promoting a positive work environment. In addition, when employees can focus on their personal lives and not feel guilty, they have renewed energy at work.
This freedom and flexibility create a positive work environment. When your employees feel good about being at work, they will likely work harder while there. It’s no secret that employees are motivated when they feel encouraged to give their best. Take steps to recognize and reward your employees to create stronger working relationships so they feel valued and appreciated.
Need to Up Your Break Room Game?
When fostering a positive culture and encouraging your employees to stay in the office during their breaks, it’s a must to keep your breakroom stocked with fresh coffee, beverages and snacks for your employees.
BostonbeaN helps you by delivering these items directly to your office. In addition, you can create a schedule that is tailored to your employees’ wants and consumption levels. Visit our website or contact us today to see how we bring freshness directly to you