This Lunchtime Habit Could Be Damaging Your Career
When the clock strikes 12 p.m. and you've got a busy work schedule ahead, it's easy to opt to eat lunch at your desk. If you regularly find yourself eating solo at work, a new study has found that the habit could be jeopardizing your career. According to AOL, a Cornell University study reveals that lunchtime habits play a big role in building team morale and boosting productivity.
Researchers surveyed the lunchtime routine of firefighters working at 13 offices in a major American city. They discovered that workers who prepare and eat at least one meal together each week feel closer and also have improved group performance. According to self-reported data, the more a team eats together the better they perform at work. Researchers admit that more study is needed to prove the link, but it's certainly a compelling case for ditching your desk for a team lunch.
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