The World Health Organization (WHO) says that job burnout It is a real phenomenon that affects a large segment of the population. Thus, feeling exhausted in the workplace is more common than we imagine.
A person is said to be suffering from job stress when he feels constantly tired In your job, when you have negative feelings about work, when you mentally distance yourself from your job, and when you reduce the efficiency with which you do your job.
Many people today are constantly worried about the great Assignments Those who attack them and, on some occasions, do not perform as they should and do not perform tasks correctly.
This is why many researchers have recently focused on studying different aspects of energy management. employee recovery with the aim of finding methods that make workers more effective during your working day.
Taking micro-breaks every 10 minutes can help you perform better
Recently, a review of 22 previously published studies suggests that taking micro-breaks, interrupting a task for 10 minutes or less, may be associated with a Fatigue decreases and enthusiasm increases.
The research, which is led by expert Patricia Albulescu from the Western University of Timioara in Romania, has recently been published in the journal Open Access. one more.
To find out which method would make workers more efficient, the researchers conducted a meta-analysis of 22 studies from 19 manuscripts published over the past 30 years, examining Potential Benefits of Taking Microbreaks on assigned tasks.
The types of tasks used varied and included job simulation, real job-related tasks, and non-job-related cognitive tests. In addition, the types of breaks also varied, including physical breaks, leisure activities, and more engaging activities, such as watching videos.
Longer pauses increased performance
In the end, after rigorously analyzing the studies, experts found a general association between micro breaks, higher levels of vigor and less fatigue in participants, so the results suggest that taking micro breaks may contribute to well-being.
However, no overall association was found between micro breaks and improved work performance, although looking at the data in more detail, the researchers found that stays for a long time tend to be related to better performance, This was especially true for creative or administrative tasks, although less so for more cognitively demanding tasks.
As experts point out, these findings support that the microscopic break will be a good potential strategy To promote wellness in the workplace. Similarly, micro breaks will be effective in maintaining stamina levels and warding off fatigue.
Still, as far as work performance is concerned, a long break will be needed to recover.
In this way, researchers hope to be able to Other investigations To study how this will affect taking longer breaks and to address other pending questions, such as optimal activities to perform during micro breaks.