A recent paper titled “It Is Time to Get Some Rest,” by Manel Baucells, a professor at UVA’s Darden School of Business, and Lin Zhao of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing used insights from the pacing and race techniques used in Olympic Sports to suggest how employees working under different conditions can manage their breaks to maximize performance and hence avoid fatigue, burnout and other overwork associated problems. Mentally fatigued and overworked teams tend to experience greater probabilities of depression and physical health problems, lower life quality and satisfaction, and negative impacts on their family life. Work...

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