Study: Pizza Makes People More Productive

September 1, 2016

Forget cash bonuses. If you really want to motivate your office staff, promise them pizza. That’s the word from researcher Dan Ariely, author of Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations.

As reported in New York Magazine, Ariely hit upon the power of pizza in an experiment at an Intel semiconductor factory in Israel. At the beginning of the week, workers received one of three emails with the promise of a bonus for improved performance. The nature of the bonuses varied; some employees were promised a cash incentive of $30, while others would receive a rare compliment from the