Lunch at Your Desk is Not a Productive Break (NPR)

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Only one in five American workers step away from work to take their lunch break; the rest are eating at their desks. Lunch breaks are disappearing as workers feel pressured to be forever available in a fast-paced work environment, but research finds that the pressure to be constantly on the job may actually be detrimental to workplace productivity.

“Staying inside, in the same location, is really detrimental to creative thinking,” says psychologist Kimberly Elsbach, which is why workers are likely to be more productive when they step away from their desks for a lunch break. Read the article.

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