Medical and psychiatrists say that if people working in offices and factories are given ‘Half Leave’ or ‘Microbreaks’ like school children, it can reduce their stress and improve their performance. This has been revealed in the Study, and the results published at the start of this month in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
In this study, they have been termed as ‘Microbreak’. This is due to the fact that waking up in the morning and being lazy affects the performance of workers throughout the day. That’s why experts are trying to explain that if employers give their employees short leave at any time of the day, it can be very beneficial.
Microbrake means that at any time during the 8 hours of work, the employee is voluntarily fired and allowed to spend some time without work. These include light meals, allowing people to talk, solving puzzles, or listening to music…etc.
Seonghee Sophia Cho, a psychologist at the University of North Carolina, states that even a five-minute break-in time can have many benefits. Sofia Cho added Our observation is that it is in the best interest of any organization to fire its employees once or twice a day and allow them to do competitive work. that this keeps his energy and abilities more intact throughout the day.
The first part of the study involved 98 people in the United States, and they were given two questionnaires a day for ten consecutive days. One survey was conducted in the morning and the 2nd after the end of the day. The second part of the study was conducted in South Korea, 222 people were included in the survey for five days. Opinions were sought in the morning, at lunch, and at the end of the day.
The research questionnaire asked about the duration and quality of sleep, the level of fatigue, and different emotions. The data obtained from the research participants were examined in detail for five and ten consecutive days.
People said that the persons who came to work for several days in a row confessed their fatigue and restlessness as soon as they came to work in the morning. But, the second time he was given a break from work, he acknowledged the quality of work and the improvement in his health.
According to the study, short breaks at work help to increase the energy of the workers and they should be introduced in the institutions so that the physical and mental health of the workers can be improved.