Tag Archives: e-breaks
Thu, May 29, 2008 | 07:13 BST
According to a report put together by Peggle publisher PopCap, banning internet use at work and stopping employees playing casual games, reading social networking sites and the like, could cost the British economy up to £4 billion per year.
Quite how anyone arrived at that figure is a bit of a mystery, but there we are. “E-breaks” are the future, apparently.
“Tea-breaks and fag breaks have long been the most common types of break within office culture but the report shows that e-breaks are fast becoming the most popular choice of break for British workers”, said Dr Chamorro-Premuzic. You know, Dr Chamorro-Premuzic?
“The report proves that a ten minute e-break a day can have significant benefits but, despite this, many bosses are banning them in the fear that they distract employees. By factoring in a dedicated slot for an e-break bosses are fostering a more trusting working environment, boosting productivity and ultimately increasing their profit which surely makes good business sense.”
Press release after the link.