HR 101: Yes, Your Employees Are More Efficient When They Take A Break

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Dec 28, 2015
This article is part of a series called Classic TLNT.

Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 23 of 2015. Our regular content will return on Jan. 4, 2016.

According to a recent study of Staples employees, many of them feel guilty about taking breaks at work other than their lunch break, despite working longer-than-average shifts.

Even with 90 percent of bosses encouraging regular breaks and 86 percent of workers agreeing that they make them more productive, more than a quarter of employees neglect to take them when working more than eight (8) hours in a shift.

Taking short breaks during the work day has been proven time and time again to increase individual productivity, loosen the mind up, and make for more creative and relaxed employees.

This article is part of a series called Classic TLNT.
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