How-To Increase Your Summer Productivity

Sam Keen, a well-known American author, professor, and philosopher once wrote that, “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” Even though this mantra may ring true during your personal time, when you’re on the job we bet your boss probably wouldn’t agree.

As we get later into the season and we begin to realize that fall is lurking around the corner, this causes productivity to hit an all time low as everyone scrambles to enjoy what’s left of good weather.

A 2012 study regarding worker productivity in the summertime found that workplace “productivity declines by about 20 percent between June and September. Furthermore, warmer weather prompts decreased attendance (19 percent lower) and increased distraction levels (45 percent higher than the norm).”

To keep you employed and productive this summer follow these top tips from the Business Insider:

  • Send emails and make phone calls early in the day
  • If your office has spotty HVAC, bring a desk fan to help keep you cool
  • Take more walks, maybe even plan walking meetings
  • Drink more water

Despite the negative impact summer can have on worker productivity, it is nothing compared to the loss of productivity caused by common painful conditions in the workplace.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 76.6% of lost productive time was due to reduced performance while at work and not work absence. The study went on to reveal that “12.6% of workers experience a loss of productivity due to the following pain conditions: headache, back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and arthritis pain.”

So, how do you conquer this productivity drain?

The answer is SmartCells Anti-fatigue mats, flooring and insoles.

SmartCells anti-fatigue products are ergonomically designed and engineered to prevent and reduce pain associated with standing for extended periods of time and can help reduce 41% of the pain associated with lost productivity.

The unique SmartCells act like springs that cushion as weight is applied and then rebound when the weight shifts, which returns energy and reduces fatigue.

SATECH Inc.’s anti-fatigue products are built with industrial quality and combine features such as beveled edges and stability with style and elegance that blends perfectly in any room or office setting. The SmartCells line of anti-fatigue rubber mats come with an 8-year warranty and are available in three different surface options (smooth, basket weave and carpet top) as well as three colors (Black, gray and light brown) and four sizes (2X3, 3X5, 24X68, and the 22” Octagonal).

For those who are simply too mobile for an anti-fatigue mat, at SmartCells we also make insoles to provide relief for those on-the-go. With two varieties of SmartCells insoles available, we have something for every shoe. Come try our standard flat cushioning insoles or our arch support insoles today.

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