11 Ways To Encourage Mental Breaks From Technology In The Workplace

Forbes

Jun 27, 2018

How often are you intentionally away from your smartphone? For most people, the answer is probably "never." A 2017 survey found that the average American checks their smartphone once every 12 minutes, and 60% of respondents said they feel stressed when their phone is off or away from them.

A lot of employees feel that they need to respond to an email or a text right away. Resetting the corporate standard for communication can help relieve some of the intense over-responsiveness that plagues the workplace. Do you want employees to focus on work or constantly be interrupted? Things like a corporate "rest" period, nap rooms or meditation rooms can help.