Skipping lunch breaks is detrimental to creative thinking
Stop scarfing down your takeout over your keyboard protector. According to a study by the Right Management group, only 19% of employees are regularly taking lunch breaks, and most of them are unionized, says Kimberly Elsbach, a researcher in workplace psychology.
The problem is that milling the grist all day crushes creative potential. "We know that creativity and innovation happen when people change their environment, and especially when they expose themselves to a nature-like environment, to a natural environment," Elsbach tells NPR. "So staying inside, in the same location, is really detrimental to creative thinking."