How on-the-job distractions can drive high performance

Diversions like air hockey or a bumper pool table can give hardworking staffers a needed break, leaving them refreshed and ready to solve tough problems or come up with brilliant ideas.

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It sounds counterintuitive, but an office environment with the right mix of distractions is actually a part of a high performance culture.

The reason is simple: We don’t have the mental endurance to work straight through the business day.

Supporting this, research continues to show that adding breaks to your workday is essential for staying productive . Further, not only does it protect you against burnout in the short and long term, it also enhances your ability to innovate.

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