10 Unconventional Methods of Increasing Productivity

The way to sometimes boost your staff’s productivity includes the one you would least expect. The answer might lie in a thermostat or perhaps a light bulb. Even though some of the items might, at first glance, seem silly, the below list might be the key to boosting the productivity of your staff.

Just let the music play

One 2005 study proved that employees who listened to music when working completed their work more rapidly and produced better ideas than the ones who did not.

Adjust the lights

It has been shown that employees lose 15 minutes per day to eye focusing issues because of direct lights.

Encourage gum chewing

Gum chewing five minutes before doing cognitive activities enhanced performance for the initial 15 to 20 minutes after chewing gum. The explanation was explained as “mastication-induced arousal.”

Decrease meeting times

Each doctor, on average, in a medical group will lose $21,000 in charges per year because of time spent in meetings.

Go green

An exam of 5,220 French companies uncovered that workers at companies that observed eco-friendly practices were 16 percent more productive than average employees.

Institute naptime

…however, only ten minutes’ worth. Studies show it to be the optimal time while searching to boost the productivity of your staff, with lengthier naps creating groggy workers.

Shorten emails

Keeping emails specific and short will make them simpler to compose, thereby decreasing the time emailing and boosting the time spent doing work responsibilities.

Permit web surfing

Research from the National University of Singapore proved that mindless Internet surfing (done in moderation) actually can boost the productivity of your staff.

Supply snacks that enhance productivity

Coffee, green tea, yogurt, dark chocolate, walnuts, and berries all have been shown to affect brain processes which enhance productivity.

Thermostat adjustment

One 2004 Cornell study proved that increasing the temperature from 68℉ – 77℉ decreased typing mistakes by 44 percent and boosted typing output by 150 percent.


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Effective Communication and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

Originally published on January 8, 2017 by Orlando Medical News.

What is emotional intelligence and why should we use it in the workplace?

Most people define emotional intelligence as the ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and the ability to use this awareness to manage behaviors and relationships.

Typically, there is the implementation of intelligence quotient (IQ) versus emotional quotient (EQ) throughout the use of emotional intelligence. IQ is as follows: Your ability to learn and apply information to skills (e.g., logical reasoning). EQ is as follows: A flexible skill that can be learned (e.g., the ability to type faster).
How does emotional intelligence allow for effective communication?

There is a promotion of the following:

Self-awareness: ability to perceive your own emotions, which helps to understand others in a better manner.

Self-management: ability to use your awareness of emotions to stay flexible so that your behavior is positive.


Social awareness: ability to pick up on the emotions of others so that you can play a role towards understanding their behaviors.

How do you use emotional intelligence for effective communication?
The following are some strategies that you can use in order to help you follow through with the use of emotional intelligence within the workplace:
Pay attention to your emotions: Understand what your emotional triggers are. If needed, create a journal and jot down every time you feel sad, angry, happy, etc. You may find a pattern!
Allow for empathy: Try to understand how people are feeling before reacting. Within the workplace, the lack of empathy often creates many problems which can be solved if there was a sense of understanding.
Practice self-regulation: Do you have a boss or co-worker that you would like to tell off? Even if this is the case, it is easy to state what is on our minds without allowing for proper self-awareness. Take a moment to rationalize your thoughts and try not to react in the heat of the moment. The goal is to increase your emotional intelligence, not your enemies!
We all have different personalities, different wants and needs, and different ways of showing our emotions. Navigating through this all takes tact and cleverness – especially if we hope to succeed in life.

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Anita Haridat has her Ph.D in healthcare/business administration and her master’s degree in clinical nutrition. She has several publications in sources such as EGO Magazine, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Syosset Patch, Our USA Magazine and many more. Her passion for health and wellness has created multiple stepping stones for paving the way of creating a positive well being. Her first book can be found here:

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