Are you most productive at work when you take a break every hour? Fast Company back’s up the theory that taking a 17 minute break every 52 minutes is a good formula for productivity at work. Co-author of the study John Trougakos says, “All efforts to control behavior, to perform and to focus draw on that pool of psychological energy. Once that energy source is depleted, we become less effective at everything that we do.”
The story also suggest that it’s important to take a good lunch break, and get this, best not to put in a full 8 hour day. Try showing this story to your boss to get a reaction. The breaks are said to work best when not using your computer. More details here.