Reasons Why Alcohol Should be Served at Work

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Employees are prohibited from drinking alcoholic beverages during working hours. The general assumption is that, when intoxicated by alcohol, people are more likely to be less productive and may create chaos at the workplace.

Now is the right time to take away all the prejudgments about drinking at work. Read on as we give you a rundown of some of the most amazing reasons why alcohol should be served at work, and how it could bring about a lot of positive effects.

No more absences

Serving beer at work may actually be seen as an incentive for reporting to work. Who would want to stay at home if you have free-flowing beer at the office?

Employees wouldn’t care for vacations anymore

Who needs a vacation if you can relax and enjoy your favorite beverage while at work? Given this scenario, being in the office will no longer be as stressful as it used to be. If you are feeling stressed, you can take a 15-minute alcohol break.

Working late will never be an issue

If you are one of those guys who hang out with their colleagues after office hours for a bottle of beer or two, serving alcohol at work would be a nice change. Now, you won’t feel bad for staying late at the office. With a beer in hand, we bet you’d be more than willing to stay in the office and get everything done.

It encourages car pooling

After a night of drinking, you might not be able drive home on your own. That being said, car pooling would be your best option. This is an added bonus as you don’t have to bring your car everyday to work; thus, allowing you to save money on gas.

Voice out opinions

Being intoxicated, it gives us the courage to say what we think, instead of what the other person is expecting us to say. As a result, everyone at work would be transparent; thus, leading to a more honest communication at the work floor.

Drinking Beer Makes You Smarter

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According to a study that was conducted by a group of researchers from the University of Illinois, drinking beer can make you smarter. After getting their subjects drunk, cognitive psychologist Jennifer Wiley and her team came to this realization. Interesting, right?

Proponents of the said study tested the creative problem-solving skills of their drunken participants and compared it to their performance before getting intoxicated.

To reach this surprising conclusion, they have devised a bar game and invited 40 men to participate in the said activity. Each man was given 3 words and was asked to come up with a 4th word, making sure that the new word fits the pattern.

For example, the three words are: cottage, blue and mozzarella. The word cheese goes with the given words.

Wiley reported on the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ site that participants who have a blood alcohol level of 0.07 were better at creative-solving tasks compared to their sober counterparts. As a matter of fact, the drunken ones were able to solve 40% more problems. However, they are worse at working memory tasks.

Additionally, drinkers were able to finish their problems within 12 seconds; while non-drinkers took 15.5 seconds. This is because alcohol helps people access their remote ideas – ideas that are developed through association.

As the researchers asked the participants to think of a word that goes with the words cottage, blue and mozzarella, they’ll be accessing their remote ideas to come up with the word cheese.

Contrary to the belief that alcohol muddies the mind and hinders analytical thinking, it actually makes you smarter. We’re not surprised why raving drunks like Charles Bukowski, John Cheever and Ernest Hemingway were able to write their books.

Sometimes, it’s good to be distracted. And sometimes, the really creative stuff comes out while enjoying a bottle of beer.