Want Your Employees to Get More Done at Work? Get Them Out of the Office!

Empowering people to deliver excellent work is one of my greatest passions as Lucidchart’s vice president of people operations. In this pursuit, we, like many companies, spend a lot of time strategically designing the workplace to maximize productivity, including stocking our kitchen with healthy snacks and lunches, providing ergonomic chairs with mountain views as a cozy alternative to our employees’ desks, and offering quiet rooms for people who need to focus without interruption. While these perks are nice and certainly make a difference, they actually pale in comparison to what we’ve learned is one of the biggest secrets to energizing and boosting employee productivity: Time spent outside the office.

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