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Worker Productivity: Take a Break

Find out how you fare on some low-key quizzes

By Traci Purdum, senior digital editor
Feb 6, 2017

All work and no play makes for grumpy, lackluster employees. Indeed, numerous studies prove taking a quick break at work boosts productivity and helps get the creative juices flowing. And according to a study on the benefits of taking breaks published in the Harvard Business Review, working on a task for too long can leave you feeling overwhelmed, making it easy to lose focus. Stopping for a short time allows you to think globally for a few seconds and helps you stay mindful of objectives.

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