Breaks are crucial to employee productivity

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Taking well-timed breaks throughout the working day may be the key to employee productivity, it has been suggested.

Writing for Lifehacker, Thorin Klosowski suggested that relaxing can actually be "one of the best ways to get things done".

"We’re all prone to getting too little sleep occasionally, to leaving work late because we’re getting caught up on email, or to eating lunch at the desk instead of getting away," he stated.

"All of these things combine to drain our energy, and when that happens we’re less productive."

Mr Klosowski said rest and recuperation is vital if employees are to give their all on a day-by-day basis.

And holidays are also important, as these help refresh employees and ensure they keep their energy and enthusiasm levels up.

"The importance of restoration is rooted in our physiology," she stated.

"Human beings aren’t designed to expend energy continuously. Rather, we're meant to pulse between spending and recovering energy."

The use of productivity suites such as Office 365 can help ensure employees work as productively as possible each day they are at work.

Access to sophisticated online tools and solutions helps speed up various work processes, meaning employees are able to spend more time focusing on value-adding tasks.

Posted by Sarah Parish