Printer Friendly

'e-breaks' make workers more productive.

BANNING workers from using the internet for personal use could actually be hitting productivity because staff need a break to help reduce stress, according to a new report.

A study of 1,700 employees by computer games firm PopCap Games showed that people felt refreshed if they had an "e-break" during the working day.

Most of those questioned said they would rather spend some free time surfing the internet to unwind rather than having a cigarette or tea break.

The report said that taking five minutes off to make a cup of tea was accepted, but using social websites was frowned upon.

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic of London's Goldsmiths University, who helped with the research, said: "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."
COPYRIGHT 2008 Coventry Newpapers
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2008 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:May 29, 2008
Words:147
Previous Article:Record poppy sales raises pounds 685,000 for the Legion; APPEAL: Ongoing conflicts prompts public support.
Next Article:THE GEEK FILES; Blogs.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters |