|Productivity Grows as Workers Take Time for Recharging Their Batteries|
|Topic||Managing Individuals and Teams|
|Key Words||Employee productivity, efficiency, management skills|
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The image of the productive employee working long hours chained to their desk is not always the best example of a worker who gets a lot done. Job coaches say that the most efficient employees are those that are organized, get enough rest, and have good working conditions with plenty of breaks to recharge their mind. Carolyn Schur, president of Alert at Work advises taking five-to ten-minute breaks every 90 minutes to get a fresh perspective on the current project. Low-sugar snacks like nuts, fruit, yogurt, or cheese can help to keep energy levels up. Breaks are also important because they help to break the work day up into more manageable tasks, which can be motivating.
|Source||"Productivity Grows as Workers Take Time for Recharging Their Batteries," The Baltimore Sun, May 4, 2005, p NA.|
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