If your team has been slow to get on the same wavelength, Dean H. Rao Unnava and Professor Vasu Unnava found coffee may be the trick to get back on track.
“We found people are more focused in their discussion of a target topic after consuming coffee,” says Adjunct Assistant Professor Vasu Unnava about her recent study on the effects of coffee on group productivity.
A study by Rao and Vasu Unnava, dean and an adjunct assistant professor at the School respectively, shows how coffee improves group performance.
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A new study done by the University of California, Davis, and published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology found that drinking coffee before any group activity or conversation might help you be more social, self-confident, and engaged.
As if we needed more reasons to love our coffee, UC Davis researchers have discovered that people work better together under the influence of coffee.
In both studies, the researchers found that the group that ingested caffeine enjoyed their tasks more. The participants that ingested caffeine also found others in the group to be more receptive to their ideas. In the second study, researchers found that the caffeinated group was more focused on the task at hand. The results of the study show that a moderate amount of caffeine positively affects participation in a group discussion and makes participants feel better about themselves and their peers.
UC Davis researchers say it can “focus group discussion and boost involvement.”
A new study from UC Davis finds that drinking coffee before group discussions or activities could help you be more sociable, self-confident and engaged.
Adjunct Assistant Professor Vasu Unnava co-authored the study “Coffee with Co-workers: Role of Caffeine on Evaluations of the Self and Others in Group Settings” with her husband, Rao Unnava, dean of the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.
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First research on the effects of caffeine on group work
New research finds that caffeine increases group focus, encourages participation and delivers satisfaction.