Your Health Can Impact Your Productivity
A motivated employee is a productive person. To keep people motivated, companies stock their human resources arsenals with all sorts of motivational tools: raises, bonuses, sales contests, peer recognition programs and gift card giveaways, for starters. These all work as external motivators for many people. But when you’re a self-employed business owner, how do you stay motivated and productive?
Research shows that when it comes to improving productivity, however, the figurative ‘carrot on a stick’ such as the examples above, just might rank below an actual carrot. And, it could also rank below spinach, kale, fresh fruit, whole grains or lean meats.
In other words, a diet and lifestyle that promotes good health and personal 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.
Furthermore, self-employed business owners who did not regularly eat whole grains, fruits and vegetables were 66 percent more likely than healthy eaters to say they had experienced a decrease in productivity.
The following infographic shows how your health, wellness and lifestyle choices impact your personal productivity.
How Health Impacts Productivity created by ZeroCater. ZeroCater offers Italian food catering across the US.
Please share your thoughts and comments
Are there changes that you need to make in your health habits in order to increase your productivity? Which of these healthy habits will you apply? Please share with us in the comment box below!
Thanks so much to our guest blogger Amanda Lipson!
Amanda is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at San Jose State University. She is concurrently an HR Generalist at ZeroCater in San Francisco, CA.
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