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Breaking Good: Focused Work Breaks Boost Productivity

By treating downtime like the sidelines of a sporting event, workers can more quickly get back up to speed.

“There are benefits to remaining cognitively engaged, and you can enjoy those benefits even while taking a physical rest from what you’re doing.” — Paul Green

Learning From Fruit Harvesters

“What we’re basically arguing for is allowing a person to back out of the physical part for a while, to replenish their energy, but to remain engaged cognitively.” — Paul Green

Better Breaks

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