Study: Giving employees chocolate increases their productivity

March 25, 2014 1:53:58 PM PDT
Want your employees to work harder? The solution can be found in two simple but sweet acts -- give them candy and make them laugh.

Economists in England found giving people chocolate and showing them videos of stand-up comedy raised their productivity by up to 12 percent.

The group given no food or chocolate and shown a boring placebo video did not perform as well.