The Secret To A More Productive Workday?

This writer thinks the Italians hold the key...

This article, written by Jean Moncrieff, appears on The Local.

OPINION: Italians might just hold the secret to a more productive workday

The relaxed pace of life is both a blessing and a curse in Italy: it’s what attracts many foreigners here in the first place, but the lack of urgency when it comes to deadlines leaves many exasperated. But they might be on to something, argues writer and consultant Jean Moncrieff. Could Italians actually hold the secret to productivity?

One of the frustrating things about moving to Italy is finding everything closed between 1 and 4 pm, the Italian version of the siesta. But this midday Mediterranean break just might hold the secret to a happier, more productive workforce.

According to author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, four hours’ focus is the maximum most humans can manage. Indeed, in his book, Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less, he suggests the average office worker can achieve as much work in four focused hours a day as in eight. Read more at The Local…

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