When we think about what it means to be productive, oftentimes our minds go straight to working hard, producing outcomes, and pushing through to get things done. Research shows us that being “always-on” has its drawbacks, ultimately resulting in higher rates of burnout and lower rates of engagement reported among workers.

Hear from the Harvard Business Review about how we can begin to address our declining wellbeing while maintaining performance. Read about how pausing work, rather than pushing through, may help us be more productive in the long-term.

“Employee performance has always been a concern for organizations, and more organizations are making efforts to address employee well-being today. Work breaks as a promising tool to improve both. Organizations need to recognize the importance of breaks and engage in deliberate efforts to facilitate effective breaks.”

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