• 65% of professional service workers admit to taking short breaks as often as every 2 hours
  • 39% of professional service workers say regular mini breaks have helped them to increase energy levels and productivity

A NEW TREND for workers in the professional services industry taking regular breaks throughout the working day has been identified – but, according to new research, it’s not all bad news for employers and business owners.

A survey of 1,000 British adults published by as part of the Take a Break Report 2017 revealed that 65% of professional service workers take short breaks from their work as often as every 2 hours.

Also, 1 in 10 (9%) do so once per hour – but many in fact find that this has a direct impact on their work performance.

The research revealed that 39% of workers believe that this time actually boosts their productivity and energy levels.

17% of professional services workers have experienced a moment of inspiration during their downtime which has led them to resolve or solve a problem or challenge related to their work.

And more than 1 in 4 (26%) professional services workers have discovered some news or information during these kinds of breaks which has been beneficial for their work.

However, few professional services bosses seem to be recognising these benefits, as just 17% of employers feel that workers taking regular short breaks is a positive thing.

Pascal Culverhouse, founder and CEO at, said: “This trend for professional services workers to take more frequent breaks from work can understandably sound a little concerning for business owners if this is not governed. However, this research clearly shows that – if employers make it clear when and for how long they are happy to authorise workers taking these kinds of breaks – it can actually have a positive impact on workers’ professional performance.

 “Mini breaks are a great way to rebalance, refocus and recharge so that concentration and energy levels don’t waiver. Even just a couple of short breaks each day could make a huge difference to maximising workers’ outputs, and ensuring they are making the most of each day.” is a UK based online vape shop. Launched in July 2013, the website sells all of the major e-cigarette and e-liquid brands at the best prices, with over 50 brands in the range.

To view the UK Take a Break Report 2017 and for more information on this research, please visit

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