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Dr. Brent Coker studied the habits of 300 workers who were allowed to go on the internet when they wanted for personal reasons,

were 9-20% more productive than those who were restricted.

Click here for the article from Arstechnia Business.

By going on the internet for short breaks, it reset the brain and made the people more productive.  You don't want employees downloading illegal movies and other activity that may be considered illegal, but short breaks to do banking, check news, emails can be just what the workplace needs.

What are the rules where you work? What do you do to reset?

Kevin Mee