The lunch-hour deflation
Lunch hour? That’s ambitious. The average London worker now takes just 36 minutes for their midday break – with hard-pressed professionals the most likely in the country to plough on through without taking a breather.
That’s according to a survey by workspace company Workthere which also revealed that the city’s employees have lunch at their desk four days a week and even when they do take a break, it doesn’t involve fresh air.
Some 13% said there was pressure on them not to take a break but more than a third said a chance to go outside or spend a spell a quiet area in the office would make them more productive in the afternoon.
Workthere founder Cal Lee said: “We have seen wellness establish itself on the agenda and part of this is creating an environment where employees feel comfortable taking a longer lunch break.”