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    Employees asking for two breaks of shorter duration

    I am a manager of a private firm. Due to a lot of work pressure these days, our employees have made a proposal of having two short breaks of 45 mins each rather than having a single lunch break of 1 hr. According to them this will help to reduce their work stress as they won’t have to work for long hours continuously. I am really in a dilemma to accept this proposal or not. Please guide me in the right direction.

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    Ankita1441989 Array
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    Re: Employees asking for two breaks of shorter duration

    Dear aspirant,
    now a days every employees is under work pressure.If you feel the reason of your employees is genuine and performing good for organisation then you have to accept the proposal or you can putin front of them some other options like give them some light work or try to convince them do meditation or some exercise for 15min during 45min break so they feel some relax or work by which they fill some less burden.i hope i have given you best solution.

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    Re: Employees asking for two breaks of shorter duration

    Hello ,
    I think it is a good idea posted by your employees as working continiously it always tire-some .
    It is actually a fact that small breaks in several interval increases the efficency as the brain gets tried after a period of
    time and needs a short rest .

    I guess you have a lunch of 45 mins and the other break of little less time as the total is exceding the total 1 hr of break .
    This will also motivate your employee to work efficiently and will be happy about the fact that you listened the proposal and
    acted upon it .
    But you can also judge it by observing whether the two break system is helping . You can mention that now that the working hour is
    stlightly reduced does not mean that the less work will be done .

    No compromise on the work to be finished .


    I think there is no harm in trying two break system for a while atleast and take feedback .

    Thank you !

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    Re: Employees asking for two breaks of shorter duration

    Hi friend

    As the manager of the firm, you should definitely think regarding the interest of your employees and if doesn't affect your company in a negative way , then you should definitely grant them their wish. I definitely think that what your employees want is very genuine and they are not asking for anything out of the box. If you give them 2 breaks of 45 mins each rather than a single break of 1 hour, then it will certainly benefit them as they won't have to work for ling hours continuously and thus will get less tired.

    In this way their performance will also be better and thus your company will also gain from this in a big way. If just giving them 1/2 an hour extra can benefit your company so much then you should definitely take the decision in their favour. Then they too would be happy and even be more deicated towards their work and also more loyal towards your company. So friend it is your duty to think in your employees interest and thus I hope you make the decision in their favour.

    Good luck and Thanks

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    Re: Employees asking for two breaks of shorter duration

    Hello Sir,
    Yeah definitely this is a good suggestion and if feasible you should implement it immediately.you can observer your team mates and you can see after a period of 3-4 hours its really stressful to continue work with the same concentration.so it is always advisable to take break in between such that your mood should be refreshed.and if mood is refreshed then productivity will automatically increase.so if feasible then work on the employees suggestion.
    Thank you

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    Re: Employees asking for two breaks of shorter duration

    hello,
    i think you should accept the proposal provisionally. after this change, there would be definitely improvement in the task of employees. what you need is just to get good performance at the end of day, it may be by spending less working time.
    By accepting their proposal there could be 2 benefits to you. 1st is that throughput might increase. performance level may increase because of relaxation given to employees.
    2nd benefit would be your respect in company will be increased. this would be because employees will think that you feel for them and in return they will try to give you good feedback.

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    Re: Employees asking for two breaks of shorter duration

    Its very good proposal put forward by your employees sir you should definitely accept this proposal its better to give breaks for shorter period of time as it will have good advantage and also the performance of work will improve. Relaxing for a short period of time will make employees active and keen concentration towards work will improve but you should also monitor the employees during break as because they should take most of the break in relaxing and not for chatting... As a manager you should understand the employees request and also feelings of them.. Work related matter should not be compromised i think your employees are very well matured so they would use most of the break.. Go ahead sir accept this proposal..

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    Re: Employees asking for two breaks of shorter duration

    Dear Friend,
    I think you should give it a try.it may help to increase there work performance.you can try that give them the lunch break of 45 minutes and then the next break can be of 30 minutes. If you accept their proposal then your employees will respect you that you listened to them. So, i think it will good to give this proposal a try.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Employees asking for two breaks of shorter duration

    dear aspirant,
    as a manager you need to understand the work load as well the workers.you need to balance either of them to get good results.the above mentioned idea of 45 min break of 2 intervals is indeed good but its most of time waste aspect.instead of these you can have 45 min lunch break and short breaks of 15 min each making them three intervals can really work.

    Thank u........

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