How to Accomplish More by Doing Less – Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review

When employers all wake up someday and grant employees a nap time legally and happily? The rigid office hours are so 20th century, reflecting the manufacturing era when men follow machines rather than other way around

Consider a study conducted by NASA, in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration, of pilots on long haul flights. One group of pilots was given an opportunity to take 40 minute naps mid-flight, and ended up getting an average of 26 minutes of actual sleep. Their median reaction time improved by 16 percent following their naps.

Non-napping pilots, tested at a similar halfway point in the flight, experienced a 34 percent deterioration in reaction time. They also experienced 22 micro sleeps of 2-10 seconds during the last 30 minutes of the flight. The pilots who took naps experienced none.

via How to Accomplish More by Doing Less – Tony Schwartz – Harvard Business Review.

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