Everyone wants to work in a productive environment. No matter if you’re a CEO, an HR specialist, or Dave in Accounting. A productive office space is beneficial for everyone.
Read on to learn about novel ways you can easily increase productivity in your workplace, and perhaps even more importantly, how office perks can elevate the office vibe as well as improve morale.
Do Employee Perks Increase Productivity?
You’ve likely heard that happy employees are productive employees. But is this really true? Do office perks increase productivity in the workplace?
The answer is a resounding yes. Perks are great for more than enticing new hires and retaining current employees; they’ve been shown to improve staff productivity. One study found that employees who were given even small perks (like snacks) and were then asked to perform a task were up to 20% more productive than groups who weren’t given such perks. Clearly, benefits make for happy employees and happy employees are more productive!
How to Increase Productivity in the Workplace
Of course, not all employee perks and benefits are created equal. Here are just a handful of the benefits that employees value (and should often be a baseline for companies to offer):
- Medical, dental, and vision coverage
- Paid time off and sick leave
- Life insurance
- Retirement planning
- Continuing education
- Remote work flexibility
Then there are the more novel benefits that make your business stand out and appeal to potential and current employees. Offering the right employee perks can be one of the best ways to attract and retain top talent, differentiate your business from competitors, and most importantly, give your team the productivity boost they need in the office. These can include:
- Free snacks & beverages in the office
- Flexible work hours
- Birthdays off
- Wellness benefits (i.e. gym membership)
These perks show your employees that you care about their overall well-being and that you’ve taken the time to invest in things they enjoy (like their favorite snacks).
Ice Cream in the Office?
If you’re looking for a novel (yet practical) way to improve productivity in your office, consider a ColdSnap®ice cream machine! After all, who doesn’t love ice cream? And yet, how many offices do you know that have an ice cream machine readily available for employees?
Having an ice cream machine is a one-of-a-kind benefit that you can provide to your employees as a reward for a job well done. It can also help your office stand out from the rest during tours and interviews! A ColdSnap ice cream machine is a great morale booster and can also be the new spot for coworkers to gather, catch up, and meet individuals they might not work with on a daily basis. The way we see it, ice cream opens the door to many fun, light-hearted conversations that are essential for creating a positive and productive workplace.
ColdSnap also offers a host of other frozen confections such as frozen lattes and frozen cocktails as well as healthy options like frozen smoothies (no added sugar) and frozen protein shakes, all formulated with premium ingredients. Because no one can eat ice cream all the time.
About ColdSnap for the Office
ColdSnap is a rapid-freezing technology that produces single servings of frozen confections and frozen beverages in approximately two minutes. The ColdSnap ice cream machine accepts shelf-stable, ambient-temperature ColdSnap pods that are filled with liquid ingredients. The appliance then freezes the ingredients and dispenses the freshly frozen treat directly from the ColdSnap pod into the bowl. There is no need to clean the machine because food never makes contact with it. The frozen treats dispense directly from the pod into the bowl or cup waiting below. Additionally, no water line is needed, just a standard electrical outlet. Simply plug in the machine, insert a pod, and enjoy!
Contact us today to learn more about ColdSnap, a soon-to-be-released rapid-freezing appliance that produces single servings of frozen confections and frozen beverages in mere minutes.
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