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It’s official. The year is 2009 and the whole planet now has ADD (Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). 😯

BELIEVE OR NOT – but a new study from the University of Melbourne show that workers who spend less that 20 percent of their office time to take “short breaks” to surf personal website like Facebook, Youtube or Hi5 were 9 percent more productive that those who tried to tirelessly keep their nose clean and focus totally on their work.

Study author Brent Coker, from the department of management and marketing, said “workplace Internet leisure browsing,” or WILB, helped to sharpened workers’ concentration. Oh this is GOOD! WILB increases productivity. Gotta save this one for my boss. :mrgreen:

I personally for a long time have been keen on buckling down for a productive dash in the first four hours of every workday, followed by a little break. So I think an 80/20 split seems pretty reasonable for both the employers and the “ADD” employees.

All I can conclude from this study is that breaks are good for concentration. This isn’t news especially here in the nature isle, where I believe on average it’s 60/40 😎 .

But let’s be honest folks. How productive are you being right now? I sometimes disable the internet on my computer to force myself to concentrate on one thing for 3-5 hours. It’s amazing what I can get done.

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