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Innovative Working-Hours Structure

Updated: Jun 2, 2021

Recent studies have confirmed that productivity is not linked to how long you sit at your office desk "focused", but rather how many times you get up and move/exercise.

The current trend world-wide is for employees to go to their offices or log onto their computers from their home offices and remain within their office space for long hours, taking only one to two breaks for lunch/snacks (in accordance with corporate policy).

End result = burn out + high turnover + low productivity + unhappiness

Rather than having 8 hours of consecutive work, I propose approximately 2 hour intervals for work and 20 minute breaks in between for exercise/naps:

With this proposal, employees should receive the benefits of short walks and optional naps, both of which tend to:

  • Increase alertness

  • Improve concentration and accuracy

  • Enhance memory and learning

  • Elevate mood

  • Boost creativity (often up to 60%)

  • Reduce stress

  • Improve physical and cognitive performance

The end result should be that employees will feel more free and less like captives in a cage, while boosting their productivity at work and their personal lifestyles.

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