A Surefire Way to Maximize Your Work Productivity

Submitted Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:07am by BossFrog

Give yourself a break at work, literally, if you want to be the best possible worker.

That’s the advice of Julia Gifford, whose Latvian-based Draugiem Group is an umbrella organization for many IT-related companies.

Using the time tracking app DeskTime, Gifford says the best formula for maximizing your time on the job is 52 and 17: that’s 52 minutes of full-steam-ahead work followed by a 17-minute break or “recuperation,” as she puts it.

According to Gifford, it’s not about working longer, it’s about working smarter with frequent breaks.

During those 52 minutes, the most productive employees work with purpose and take a well-deserved break so they can hit the ground running again in what Gifford labels “the 100 percent dedication theory.”