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“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”– Paul J. Meyer

We absolutely agree with Paul Meyer

In today’s competitive workplace environment, boosting productivity is essential for businesses to maintain a competitive edge. However, businesses face various sets of challenges to boosting productivity at the workplace.

As per recent stats, it takes approximately 8 months for a newly hired employee to reach full level of productivity. Another survey confirms that on average, an employee remains productive for only 2 hours 53 minutes a day.

From social media distraction to unnecessary meeting engagement, multiple factors act as obstacles to maintain a productive workplace environment in corporate organizations.

Despite these hurdles, organizations can enhance office productivity without hefty investments in technology or infrastructure. By implementing strategic and cost-effective approaches, businesses can ensure their teams perform at their best.

In this blog post, we are sharing some inexpensive and practical tips for corporates that will help in boosting office productivity. Keep reading to know more.

5 Inexpensive tips to boost office productivity for corporates

1.     Cultivate a Positive Work Environment

A positive work environment significantly impacts employee motivation and productivity. According to a study by the University of Warwick, happier employees work harder than others and happiness increases people’s productivity by around 12%. Thus, encouraging a culture of appreciation and recognition is essential for organizations to enhance productivity and boost overall success.

2.     Encourage Regular Breaks

Encouraging regular breaks helps in boosting focus and efficiency.  A short walk, a quick stretch or simply stepping away from the desk can do wonders for maintaining mental clarity and energy levels.

Moreover, employees can also use popular techniques like Pomodoro to boost productivity. This technique involves working for 25 minutes followed by a 5-minute break. This technique helps in maintaining high levels of productivity.

3.      Provide Flexible Work Arrangements

Flexibility in work arrangements can significantly boost productivity. Thus, companies should allow employees to work from home or adjust their working hours to better suit their personal needs. This flexible work arrangement can reduce stress and improve work-life balance and ultimately lead to increased productivity and business profitability.

4.     Promote Healthy Lifestyle Choices (including providing healthy snacks)

Healthy employees are more productive. A recent study performed on 20,000 employees confirms that employees who eat healthy are 25% more likely to have higher job performance.

Thus, organizations should focus on encouraging a healthy lifestyle among employees by promoting physical activity and proper nutrition. As a first and easy step, companies can provide healthy snacks and create a healthy snack bar and stock it with on-the-go options such as fruits, nuts, yogurt, millet bars, granola bowls and whole-grain snacks to promote healthy snacking culture at their workplace.

5.     Gift healthy snack boxes or vouchers for team events and Diwali gifting

Don’t just stop at offering healthy alternatives at the office, encourage employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle and promote healthy living. Send health boxes to your employees as a Diwali gift or give health snacks or gym vouchers as best employee rewards. When employees get access to healthy living options only then can we expect more employees to opt for a healthy lifestyle, thereby increasing productivity.

The Impact of Healthy Snacks on Concentration and Energy Levels

  • Nutrient-Rich Foods Fuel Brain Function: Healthy snacks such as nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables provide essential nutrients that support brain health and help improve cognitive function.
  • Steady Energy Levels: Healthy snacks provide sustained energy. This steady energy supply prevents the mid-afternoon slump and keeps employees alert and focused.
  • Improved Mood and Reduced Stress: Certain healthy snacks can positively affect mood and reduce stress levels.

The Benefits of a Healthy Snack Bar in the Office

  • Increased convenience
  • Supports Healthy lifestyle practices
  • Cost-Effective Solution
  • Better health leads to better attendance

 Conclusion

Boosting productivity in the corporate environment does not have to be expensive. It is all about keeping a growth mindset and following a strategic approach. By Implementing these inexpensive tips, corporates can achieve their productivity goals and create a more efficient, motivated and successful workforce.