Workplace Hack: Make Daily Recess Mandatory

One of the simplest ways to make your team more productive is to stop them from working. It might sound counterintuitive, but it’s true: taking a short break in the middle of a vital task boosts performance quality.

A study by the journal Cognition found that when you spend too long working on a task, your brain stops giving it full attention. If your team’s spent all morning on something, their brains are no longer fully engaged—they’re turning into zombies! Let them take short breaks to recharge without disrupting their focus. Mandatory ‘deactivation’ will help rejuvenate their brain.

At Contactzilla, we feed everyone free range or organic sandwiches and soup everyday, which gets all the dev’s together, makes them eat better, and gives them something to look forward to. Just like a recess.

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