Study: Goofing off can increase productivity

Study: Goofing off can increase productivity

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Posted on April 9, 2011 at 10:08 AM

Updated Saturday, Apr 9 at 10:57 AM

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Do you believe goofing off increases productivity?

COPENHAGEN -- A new study found that wasting a little time at work might actually make people more productive.

The University of Copenhagen study found that workers who watched a short, funny video were more focused when asked to complete a task shortly afterward.

Those who didn't watch the video made significantly more mistakes.

Along those lines, Google has a so-called "twenty percent rule," meaning employees get one-fifth of the day to do whatever they want.

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