Remember the good ol’ days when time moved slower and the days were longer? Neither do we. This is 2017. Clients and consumers need everything now! We are living in a fast-paced world where there are increasingly greater demands but shorter deadlines. There are more projects, more meetings, and more need for employee versatility. We have the solution. Let us share with you how to increase your team’s productivity, right in the break room.
1. Building a company culture that matters.
As millennials join the corporate work force, particularly in small businesses and start-ups, employers struggle to increase long-term employee retention. In fact, your skilled millennial worker is 66% more likely to take another job if the other firm offers better workplace perks (ORC International)! Employee retention is all about communicating to employees that they are valued.
So how does the break room cultivate a positive office environment and grow your bottom line? By providing productivity munchies! That’s right… workplace snacks. Don’t believe us?
Office snacks are the 3rd most requested perk that employees mention when rating satisfaction with their company.
In an interview with USA Today, Danielle Mahoney, the director of human resources for Appeagle, elaborated on the benefits of workplace snacks:
"It shows a personal investment and that need to make sure that [employees are] happy here and they have everything they need to do a good job."
If your staff feels invested in by the company, they will invest in you.
2. Focused employees make productive employees, and productive employees will push your bottom line.
Hangry employees will be more irritable, distracted, stressed, or unfocused. None of which will lead to a successful workflow. A study from the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO), Brigham Young University and the Center for Health Research at Heathway found that of 20,000 workers, those who ate healthy snacks through the day are 25% more likely to have higher job performance.
3. Healthy snacks make the difference.
So now you know keeping your employees from becoming hangry monsters is good for you. But will any snack do? NOPE! Just see the stat above.
Certain unhealthy snacks can decrease productivity. By providing healthy snack solutions, you discourage your employees from bringing in and consuming unhealthy ones. But it is not simply that healthy office snack options are the creativity fuel to feed your colleagues, they seek it.
Did you know that 28% of workers say they would feel more satisfied and loyal to their employer if their company offered more options to improve their health and lifestyle (Corporate Wellness Magazine)?
If you have a well-stocked break room with healthy workplace snack solutions, you will have employees who will focus on increasing your bottom line instead of watching the clock to feed their hungry stomachs.