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Stretching shifts seem to have become a feature of the hustle culture. Staying in the office way past the office timings is seen as a mark of dedication. On the other hand, leaving the workplace timely is looked down upon by most employers. But do you feel that even as most of your employees stretch their shifts and work on weekends, you still struggle to derive the desired productivity? Well, if this is the case then you need to make some serious changes at your workplace. Run through the below-mentioned points to understand the lack and ways to overcome it.

1. Busy or Productive?

To begin with, watch closely and see if your employees are merely busy or productive. They may be sitting at their work desk for hours but are they really working? We don’t think so! Our attention span is decreasing and it is difficult to concentrate for hours at a stretch. With distractions such as mobile phones and social media, focusing on work has become all the more challenging.

2. Long Working Hours Not Equal to Productivity

You need to understand that long working hours do not contribute to increased productivity. Statistics reveal that an average employee is productive merely for 2 hours and 53 minutes a day. So, you aren’t deriving productivity by making them sit in the office for long. You probably are just adding to your electricity and maintenance expenses.

3. Stress Impacts Productivity

It has been noticed that stress has an adverse impact on productivity. A stressed employee is likely to surf the internet, go on frequent breaks, discuss his problems with colleagues, or simply daydream of better days ahead instead of concentrating on work.

4. Employee Engagement Boosts Productivity

Research reveals that happy and engaged employees are apparently more productive at work. They help increase the company's profits substantially.

5. Employee Wellness Programs to the Rescue

Employee wellness programs are a great way to engage your employees and boost their happy hormones. These programs are specially meant to enhance their health and happiness. And as mentioned above, happiness and productivity are correlated in a good way.

6. Understand Your Employees’ Needs

It is important to understand your employees’ needs and choose different wellness programs to match their requirements. In fact, it is best to provide them with options to choose from.

The bottom line is that if you take good care of your employees, they shall take care of your business. Being productive at work will then become a culture. Inculcating effective employee wellness programs can help immensely in this direction.

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