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The Small Rituals That Can Increase Your Employees’ Productivity

The Small Rituals That Can Increase Your Employees’ ProductivityEven the most focused and dedicated professionals can find themselves feeling distracted and unfocused, particularly as the work week starts to wind to a close. Encourage your employees to use these strategies to boost their productivity levels and feel better. As an added bonus, they’re easy to implement and maintain.

Start the day with exercise, no matter how short

Many of the world’s most accomplished people talk about how important exercise is to them. Stress the importance of making exercise a regular part of the week to your employees; even if that means just squeezing in a ten-minute walk each day. Getting active and doing something to take care of our bodies makes a major difference when it comes to how we feel and interact with others.

Focus on a few things to accomplish today

If employees’ “To Do” lists seem to be never-ending, they’ll start to feel overwhelmed and panicked. To stay focused, suggest they zero in on just a few tasks that need to get done each day. By picking just two or three things to tackle, they’ll break that major list into manageable chunks. When they get these items done, they’ll feel accomplished and inspired to get cracking on some of the other items on that list.

Allow time for socializing

It’s easy to let our work swallow us up, but we can’t forget to nurture relationships with friends and family in order to feel our best. Social time helps to recharge our batteries, and allows us to come into work the next day feeling ready to go. No matter how much we have to do, we should make it a point to see the people we love. Also, don’t discourage employees from walking around the office every now and then to chat with co-workers.

How do you encourage your employees’ to stay productive during the work week? Let us know in the comments!

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Lauren Levine

Lauren Levine is a copywriter/blogger who contributes to a number of magazines and websites including The Frisky, USA Today, and others. She also authors her own blog called Life with Lauren. She loves cooking, anything on the E! network, and is trying to convince herself that running isn't so bad.