2 keys to productivity

Ahhh, the joys of life in an office. Here are 2 things you can do to boost productivity. First is food-related. According to an article by NBC News, about 40% of us usually eat lunch at our desks. It’s not a great idea BUT if you’re going to do it, they do offer 10 recipes that will maximize your energy. Second is breaks. According to a study published in the journal Cognition (warning, pay wall)—and similar to findings we’ve all heard but need to be reminded of—optimal productivity occurs when working for 52 minutes, followed by a 17 minute break. Yes, that’ll mean more time away from your job but higher quality, more engaged time on your job. That’ll also mean killing the 2-hour meetings. Here’s how you do that. Get to it!