Rooting out your productivity problemsBY KIRK TAN
With a declining economy coupled with rising rents and wages, businesses in Singapore are more interested than ever in increasing productivity.
Yes, productivity is the buzzword now, and businesses, which include small-to-medium enterprises, are looking towards improved technology and automation. Yet, the simple way, and arguably the most crucial one, lies in the employees and unfortunately, this is often overlooked.
Employee productivity is important because these are the people who ultimately help run your business and face it, no degree of automation can fully replace your staff, at least not in the near future.
Employees technically spend 8 hours a day in the office, but a survey has shown that one in 2 workers here spend more than 8 hours in the office each day. While it may seem like Singaporean workers are a hardworking bunch of people, it could also be implied that they are neither productive nor efficient in getting work done.
Moreover, long periods of inactivity sitting at a desk and a lack of a well-balanced diet makes a person more susceptible to chronic illnesses like Type 2 diabetes.
In Singapore, one in three Singaporeans will develop diabetes by the age of 69, which translates to 11.3% of the adult population here. This is 2.8% higher than the global percentage.
Before you rush to buy health supplements or sign up for a membership at an expensive gym (which you’d probably stop going to after awhile), you can turn to effective, all-natural products.
This cost-effective approach can help you grow your productivity and save you the trouble of visiting the doctor unscheduled.
Here’s to a healthier and more productive workforce.
• “Making Life easier for SMEs” 26 June 2012, The Business Times
• Media Release for Korean Red Ginseng Seminar
• “1 in 3 Singaporeans will develop diabetes when they reach 69” 24 Feb 2012, The Straits Times
Mr. Kirk Tan Chih-Chung, Head Representative, Korean Ginseng Corporation