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If you want higher productivity in your workplace, then you might want to tell employees that the elevator will be out of service for the rest of the year.
Employees who walk at least 10,000 steps per day in addition to three gym workouts per week are giving their employers $2,500 in added workplace productivity every year, according to a new Swedish study.
How far is 10,000 steps, anyway? Well, it's about five miles-worth of walking. But employees don't need to know this, do they!? Phrasing it as "10,000 steps" makes it sound like a walk in the park. It's all in the marketing. Give employees cheap pedometers and get them sweating to the oldies. Those stairs don't climb themselves.