Pomodoro has helped both me and my developers since the time we consciously decided to put it into practice.
How we work around with it? Everyone takes a 3–5 minute break after a half n hour stretch of work at their own convenience. The breaks need not coincide for the entire team. Although working with a small team in a startup, we do have these common 15–20 mins off to keep the mind off, play a prank, watch a video together etc.
Hands raised! we are still guilty of turning those 5 mins breaks into 20 mins. Blame YouTube.
Great piece Alex Guanga ☺