The Power of Breaks and Why You Need Them in a Meeting

Did you know that the average person can only focus for 90 minutes before they need a break?

This is an important fact to incorporate into your quest for better meetings. Building short breaks into your meeting agenda ensures your participants can function at their best and embrace creativity.

Many people focus on execution in their day-to-day roles, not creativity. That means that they’re going to be challenged when they have to switch gears and practice strategic brainstorming. It’s an incredible change of pace for their brains!

Give them breaks to stay refreshed, and you’ll see the fruit of your efforts!


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Jeff Shannon