A motivated employee is a productive employee, and so 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.
Research shows that when it comes to improving productivity, however, any figurative carrot on a stick just might rank below an actual carrot — or spinach, kale, fresh fruit, whole grains or lean meats.
A healthy diet promotes good health, and employee 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, employees 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 being productive.
Below is an Infographic by ZeroCater that shows How Health Impacts Productivity.