BOOK A TOUR

What
Chicago (The Loop)
Chicago (West Loop)
Chicago (Wacker)
Houston (Theater District)
Houston (Scanlan Building)
Dallas (Katy Building)
Charlotte (Uptown)
Jacksonville (Groover-Stewart Building)
Seattle (Pioneer Building)
Alexandria (Old Town)
Indianapolis (Circle Tower)
Pittsburgh (Golden Triangle)
San Diego (Gaslamp)
Denver (16th Street)
Chicago (River North)
Kansas City (Kessler Building)
Richmond (Shockoe Slip)
Nashville (5th Avenue)
Minneapolis (Lasalle Building)
Boulder (15th and Canyon)
Cincinnati (Hooper Building)
All
America Chicago
America Adak
America Anchorage
America Anguilla
America Antigua
America Araguaina
America Argentina - Buenos Aires
America Argentina - Catamarca
America Argentina - Cordoba
America Argentina - Jujuy
America Argentina - La Rioja
America Argentina - Mendoza
America Argentina - Rio Gallegos
America Argentina - Salta
America Argentina - San Juan
America Argentina - San Luis
America Argentina - Tucuman
America Argentina - Ushuaia
America Aruba
America Asuncion
America Atikokan
America Bahia
America Bahia Banderas
America Barbados
America Belem
America Belize
America Blanc-Sablon
America Boa Vista
America Bogota
America Boise
America Cambridge Bay
America Campo Grande
America Cancun
America Caracas
America Cayenne
America Cayman
America Chicago
America Chihuahua
America Costa Rica
America Creston
America Cuiaba
America Curacao
America Danmarkshavn
America Dawson
America Dawson Creek
America Denver
America Detroit
America Dominica
America Edmonton
America Eirunepe
America El Salvador
America Fort Nelson
America Fortaleza
America Glace Bay
America Godthab
America Goose Bay
America Grand Turk
America Grenada
America Guadeloupe
America Guatemala
America Guayaquil
America Guyana
America Halifax
America Havana
America Hermosillo
America Indiana - Indianapolis
America Indiana - Knox
America Indiana - Marengo
America Indiana - Petersburg
America Indiana - Tell City
America Indiana - Vevay
America Indiana - Vincennes
America Indiana - Winamac
America Inuvik
America Iqaluit
America Jamaica
America Juneau
America Kentucky - Louisville
America Kentucky - Monticello
America Kralendijk
America La Paz
America Lima
America Los Angeles
America Lower Princes
America Maceio
America Managua
America Manaus
America Marigot
America Martinique
America Matamoros
America Mazatlan
America Menominee
America Merida
America Metlakatla
America Mexico City
America Miquelon
America Moncton
America Monterrey
America Montevideo
America Montserrat
America Nassau
America New York
America Nipigon
America Nome
America Noronha
America North Dakota - Beulah
America North Dakota - Center
America North Dakota - New Salem
America Ojinaga
America Panama
America Pangnirtung
America Paramaribo
America Phoenix
America Port-au-Prince
America Port of Spain
America Porto Velho
America Puerto Rico
America Punta Arenas
America Rainy River
America Rankin Inlet
America Recife
America Regina
America Resolute
America Rio Branco
America Santarem
America Santiago
America Santo Domingo
America Sao Paulo
America Scoresbysund
America Sitka
America St Barthelemy
America St Johns
America St Kitts
America St Lucia
America St Thomas
America St Vincent
America Swift Current
America Tegucigalpa
America Thule
America Thunder Bay
America Tijuana
America Toronto
America Tortola
America Vancouver
America Whitehorse
America Winnipeg
America Yakutat
America Yellowknife
UTC
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST)
Hawaii-Aleutian with Daylight Savings Time (HADT)
Alaska Standard Time (AKST)
Alaska with Daylight Savings Time (AKDT)
Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Pacific with Daylight Savings Time (PDT)
Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Mountain with Daylight Savings Time (MDT)
Central Standard Time (CST)
Central with Daylight Savings Time (CDT)
Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Eastern with Daylight Savings Time (EDT)
Atlantic Standard Time (AST)
Atlantic with Daylight Savings Time (ADT)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2019
2020
2021
2022
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
X

For those of us with office jobs, it is very easy to fall into the trap of spending long hours at your desk, working hard. In fact, many people end up eating lunch at their desks and working eight or more hours straight. Unfortunately, there is no direct correlation between hours spent at your desk and productivity. In fact, science would suggest that spending hours working without taking a break can be counterproductive. Whether you are reading this article as an employee or an employer, the purpose is to demonstrate to you how taking regular breaks may increase you and your team’s productivity throughout the day.

 

Humans Only Have A Limited Attention Span  

Have you ever come home from a hard day’s work, flopped down on the sofa to watch some TV, and then lose the connection with the show you were watching? For whatever reason, your brain just zoned out, and that last twenty minutes is a total blur. That is because the human brain can only concentrate for a limited period. When it comes to attention span, the numbers will shock you. You may think you are productive by spending countless hours at your desk, but the reality is probably very different because your brain can only focus for so long without a break.

 

Breaks Can Help Lower Your BMI

Research shows that even a small amount of exercise can be beneficial for the body by helping reduce your Body Mass Index and even your waistline. Although it is not a physical exercise regime, getting up and walking around the office for five minutes will increase your heart rate and keep your triglyceride levels in check. Logically speaking any amount of movement or exercise is going to be beneficial; it will wake you up and leave you feeling more refreshed and productive once again.

 

Physical Movement Can Get Our Brains Moving Again

The human body was never designed to sit for hours on end, staring at a computer screen. This sedentary lifestyle is damaging to creativity and productivity. By getting up from your chair and walking around for a few minutes, your blood will circulate properly and be able to pump more oxygen throughout your system, including to your brain. Regular breaks are good both for mental and physical stimulation.

 

Breaks Improve And Encourage Teamwork

A further way in which breaks can assist with productivity within the workplace is to allow people the opportunity to relax together, share ideas, and simply take a breather. In fact, sometimes a chance encounter between two colleagues during a break can provide opportunities for ideas to be exchanged, or new opportunities to assess a problem from the outside. Sometimes when we have become too involved and passionate about a project, it can be easy to miss certain issues or fail to solve a problem because you are too close to it. Consider chatting with coworkers during a break, as sometimes these chance encounters can lead to a bright and more productive future.

 

Sometimes Our Best Work Is Done When We Are Not Focused

The brain has two states: focused and day dreaming. While logic would dictate that the productive work would take place in the focused state, that is not always the case. Think how often people wake up in the middle of the night with an invention or idea. This is because sometimes your brain can come up with the solution to a problem almost in the background. When people take a break from the intense focus mode and go and grab a drink, that can be the time the penny suddenly drops, and progress is made.

 

It can be very easy to think that the longer you spend at your desk, the more productive you are. This is not necessarily the case by any means, and it is highly likely that your staff will become much more productive when they are encouraged to take sufficient breaks to rest and recuperate. For more interesting knowledge and methods to keep your office working at full potential, visit Level’s website regularly where we publish innovative and interesting new ideas on a regular basis.