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Tobacco smoke breaks translate into higher levels of productivity

| November 22, 2012

Workers at a firm in Leeds, England, are being offered regular ‘sweet breaks’ after their boss discovered smokers were more productive after popping outside to smoke, according to a story by Ian Garland for The Sun.

Larry Gould, the CEO of translation company, thebigword, was said to have been shocked to find employees got more done immediately after taking a cigarette break.

And in a bid to get the same level of productivity out of his non-smoking staff, he has set up counters stocked with sweets and fruit on every floor of the firm’s Yorkshire HQ.

Workers are encouraged to get a regular sugar fix while they socialise with colleagues – in return for a small donation that will go to a local charity.

The full story is at http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4655411/boss-offers-sweet-breaks-to-non-smoking-staff.html.

Category: Breaking News

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