Only one in six workers takes a regular lunch break, says new research. And breaks are set to get even shorter as job insecurity increases... "Employees are struggling to keep on top of to-do lists and think the answer is to work harder, eating a sandwich at their desk as opposed to taking a full lunch break, and also not having sufficient breaks during the rest of the day. But these breaks are essential for staff to perform at their best and cope with the daily pressures of work. Managers should be encouraging staff to take lunch breaks - their performance, and ultimately the business, may suffer otherwise."
I think this finding is connected to the number of people I see burning out at work, and the emphasis on quantity of hours worked and keys clicked, at the expense of smart and streamlined working.
Do you take a lunch break at work?
What is your usual lunch activity?
Explain your lunchy behaviour