Friday, May 6, 2016

Don’t Let Your Productivity Go Out to Lunch

When is the last time you took 30 min (or even an hour) to step away from your desk and eat lunch? If you are like most people, it has probably been awhile. In fact, a study by Right Management showed that only 1 in 5 people step away for a midday meal. The other 4 people are staying static and eating at their desks. In the fast paced world we all work in, the pressure to perform and be as efficient as possible leaves a majority of us working every second, with no time for a meal. However, several studies show that this habit is actually crippling our creativity, productivity, and innovation.

In an interview with Kimberly Elsbach, a professor at the University of California, regarding workplace psychology, she states that, “Staying inside, in the same location, is really detrimental to creative thinking.” Elsbach goes on to explain that this static work environment inhibits the brain from fully cycling through and arriving at an “aha!” moment. In today’s economy, a business’s success is highly dependent on its employee’s ability to produce innovative, productive ideas.

Does your workplace culture involve a majority of people eating in the same place that they work? Elsbach claims that to make a change, management needs to “create a community around the idea.” Delafield Brewhaus is excited to help foster a new culture for your business with a group dining experience. Don’t stress about the details. We have countless years of experience with planning and hosting events and can easily help you with size, food, drinks, and technical setup of the room.

Be the difference for your office. Kicking off a campaign to refresh your midday work culture at Delafield Brewhaus will pay big dividends for your total creativity, productivity, and effectiveness. Soon you will have employees taking the mental break they need to make your business the best it can be.

It’s time to make the organizational culture shift. Call the Delafield Brewhaus Banquet Team at (262) 646-7821 Ext. 103.