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Secrets to a productive work day.

What do your team's work habits look like?

Do your team take regular breaks? Does the culture tell them they can?

A report published by the WORKFORCE LAB at slack recently shared insights into the work day habits of over 10 000 employees.

It's real. Employees are finding it hard to manage their time and work expectations, with 1 in 5 employees saying they don't have time to connect with coworkers.

2 in 5 employees say they regularly work after hours, with a whopping 50% saying it's because they feel pressured to, not because they choose to.

Only 1 in 4 employees who work between 3-6pm describe this as a highly productive time.

And with all of this, it's unsurprising that only HALF of desk employees are taking regular breaks...!

Workers who take regular breaks see increases to:

  • Productivity (13%)

  • Work-life balance (62%)

  • Ability to manage stress (43%)

  • Overall satisfaction (43%)

Those who do not take regular breaks are also 1.7x more likely to experience burnout.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes occupational burnout as an occupational phenomenon resulting from chronic workplace stress that hasn't been successfully managed, with symptoms characterised by "feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and reduced professional efficacy".

It's important to build a culture where taking a break is not just encouraged but valued and expected!

Get in touch to learn more about how builds these breaks into your day.


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