Taking 15-minute breaks in the mornings and afternoons helps optimize work performance
Until 10 years ago work breaks were considered an imprudence on the employee’s part. It was assumed that they had to be fully active and producing non-stop through their corresponding hours every single day.
This is currently seen more as a barbarity than an attitude of work ethics suitable for the welfare of employees and the company as a whole. The most modern companies out there have focused their efforts on giving their workers spaces for rest and distraction. Many will ask: ‘Why?’ ‘Why give employees places for leisure if what they want from them is to increase production and raise assets?’.
It is proven by scientific studies that forcing workers to strenuous and exhausting working hours will only increase their health risk, both physical and emotional. A 10-minute nap or 15 minutes of light social networking can relieve some of that. After all, these 25 minutes will benefit the company managers more than anyone else, since they will get a more alert employee that can perform tasks with a more active mindset than before.
The fear that leisure time has the opposite effect is still out there and, without a doubt, applying it will be a decision that at first will seem risky. Not all cases are guaranteed that the employee gets an energy jolt, but it has been proven that they to gain than lose with these practices.
This all can be condensed to a simple phrase: It is much better to better bet on a productive person with 10 minutes of work inactivity, than a full shift of unproductive employees.