Today´s professionals are subject to permanent presence of all types of informational stimulus, such as emails, IMs, SMS, tweets and news which extend the workday beyond office hours.
These incentives coupled with multi-tasking, make the brain work more than needed and leaves less time for it to "not think of anything."
Studies of the Harvard Medical School indicated that these breaks are essential for the brain and are the equivalent of sleep hours to the human body, they are critical for synthesizing information and the generation of relationships between ideas.
At an educational level, "the issue has become so important that now there is talk of a digital diet, referring to the need to dose and be in control of the Internet and other digital technologies," noted an article in PrensaLibre.com.
In today's knowledge economy, success depends on having clear minds, so closing your eyes for a couple of minutes may be a sound business decision.
The National Sleep Foundation ran the Sleep in America Survey 2008, and found that almost one third of working adults laboring over 30 hours a week tend to sleep frequently or become extremely drowsy while working.
In a study by Cisco, 60% of professionals thought that they did not need to be in office to be productive.
Additionally, mobility and working flexibility is becoming increasingly attractive when choosing a job: 2 out of 3 people indicated they would prefer a position with lower pay and greater flexibility than higher-paying and less flexibility.
The lack of definition of a comprehensive agenda focused on identifying the root of the problem seems to be the reason.
Latin American countries have shown significant levels of economic growth in recent years pushed by, among other things, the favorable international environment. However, the productivity of Latino workers seems not to have kept pace.
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