We’ve discovered that, in order to make sure all hell doesn’t break loose, there are certain rules that should be followed in the workplace when it comes to food and drink.For a start, you better make sure that your biscuit selection is on point during meetings or risk losing business deals with prospective clients. Shortbread is a winner, but you’ll want to steer clear of pink wafers. Elsewhere, you should never consume smelly food during lunch breaks or just make hot drinks for yourself throughout the day, unless, of course, you want to find your actions frowned upon by your judgmental colleagues. And with hot beverages in mind, new research has revealed the British productivity problem could be solved with a good old-fashioned dose of caffeine. The data comes from virtual office services firm MessageBase, which claims the post-coffee, pre-lunch period is the most productive time of the day. Findings found that workers get into the swing of things between 10am and 12pm, when 25 per cent of the day’s work is completed. However, highlighting the post-coffee break period as between 11am-12pm, it was found that particular time window generates the largest chunk of productivity and accounts for 13.5 per cent of the workload. Read more on the impact of hot drinks:
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