About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Smartphone 'breaks' may Help Make Employees Happier and More Productive

by Dr. Enozia Vakil on July 10, 2014 at 9:11 PM
Font : A-A+

 Smartphone 'breaks' may Help Make Employees Happier and More Productive

Allowing employees to take small smartphone breaks could actually be beneficial rather than a disruption for business.

Sooyeol Kim, through a study of 72 full-time workers from various industries, discovered that employees only spend an average of 22 minutes out of an eight-hour workday playing on their smartphones.

Advertisement

The study found that employees who take smartphone breaks throughout the day are happier at the end of the workday and a smartphone microbreak can be beneficial for both the employee and the organization.

To study smartphone usage, the researchers developed an application that the 72 study participants installed on their smartphones and the app privately and securely measured the employees' smartphone usage during work hours.
Advertisement

The app also divided the employees' smartphone usage into categories such as entertainment, which included games such as "Angry Birds" or "Candy Crush," or social media, which included Facebook and Twitter.

According to the researchers, smartphone microbreaks are similar to other microbreaks throughout the workday: chatting with coworkers, walking around the hallway or getting a cup of coffee and such breaks are important because they can help employees cope with the demands of the workplace.

Source: ANI
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Health Benefits of Sea Buckthorn
Contraceptive Pills in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Curtail Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Mushroom May Help Cut Down the Odds of Developing Depression
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
What you need to Know About Workplace Employee Wellness Programs & Corporate Wellness Portals 

Recommended Reading
70 Percent Consumers Use Smartphones for Shopping in Coming Year: Study
A new study has revealed that about 70 percent consumers are expected to use their smartphones for ....
What you need to Know About Workplace Employee Wellness Programs & Corporate Wellness Portals
Corporate and Workplace Employee wellness programs are designed to improve health of employees, impr...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use