However, regular breaks are essential to keep employees focussed and energised. Especially a proper lunch break according to a survey by Tork, an Essity brand. The research had some pretty shocking findings like;
- Nearly 20% of North American workers worry their bosses won’t think they are hardworking if they take regular lunch breaks, while 13% worry their co-workers will judge them.
- 38% of employees don’t feel encouraged to take a lunch break.
- 22% of North American bosses say that employees who take a regular lunch break are less hardworking.
- 34% of North American bosses consider how often an employee takes a lunch break when evaluating their job performance.
Nearly 90% of North American employees claim that taking a lunch breaks helps them feel refreshed and ready to get back to work. Furthermore, employees who take a lunch break every day are more likely to be satisfied with their current job and feel valued by their employer. And 81% of workers who take a lunch break every day have a strong desire to be an active member in their company.