“The top 10% of employees with the highest productivity didn’t put in longer hours than anyone else — often they didn’t even work eight-hour days. Instead, the key to their productivity was that for every 52 minutes of focused work, they took a 17-minute break.”
It turns out the secret to getting more done might be to do less.
The BBC breaks down research suggests the key to productivity is to take regular breaks and avoid overworking yourself. Everyone from scientists to Serena Williams have found incorporating breaks into their work routine makes them more productive.