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PedroGonzales
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9/25/2015 | 9:06:56 PM
Re: Gimme a break
I think this is the real challenge in today's society, how to adapt our bodies in a world that has unique demands on it that they weren't made for?   May be employers should reward their employees if they exercise more, such as giving them extra day off, flexible schedule.  May be the government could give us  a tax credit for being healthy, I wouldn't mind that at all. what do you think? 
shamika
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9/25/2015 | 7:18:08 AM
Re: Gimme a break
I agree it is important to get a proper break to have your meals. Otherwise your stress level will remain the same.
David Wagner
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9/22/2015 | 6:15:41 PM
Re: Gimme a break
@Pedro- We certainly aren't made to sit at a computer for 8 hours. Funny enough, we weren't made to make widgets in a factory or pick cotton or mine coal either.

The interesting thing is that we have these bodies that are evolving slower than the society we live in. We've still got hunter-gatherer bodies in a grocery store world. We have to make some compromises to make sure everything works for our bodies and the civilization we're crafting.
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9/21/2015 | 1:55:50 PM
Re: Gimme a break

Sadly, Jim I don't think this will ever be possible our legislative process is built to be long and cumbersome and technology is moving at a lightening pace. Laws will always be struggling to catch up and then they will become outdated as quickly as they were enacted because the technology changed during the approval process.

 

PedroGonzales
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9/19/2015 | 1:13:16 PM
Re: Gimme a break
I got into the having into having lunch in the cafeteria and spending some time outside,That really helped.  I think eating on my desk, doesn't make me very product and it is not good for hygiene either.  I think these are all excellent advise.  I really think humans weren't made to seat and look at a screen for 8 or more hours, the more we take breaks and use our energy wisely the better.
shamika
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9/19/2015 | 7:58:26 AM
Re: Gimme a break
I have seen people working long hours without taking a single break. I think this is not a healthy practice. Especially when you work with computers. It will have a bad impact on eye sight.
shamika
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9/19/2015 | 7:52:13 AM
Small Breaks
@david don't you think, taking lots of small breaks will affect the productivity. Do you think people can concentrate well on their work?
shamika
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9/19/2015 | 7:48:10 AM
Re: Gimme a break
I love this article. It is important to take a mid-morning break which will help to make yourself active. I think morning hours are more productive than the evening hours.
David Wagner
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9/17/2015 | 2:15:56 PM
Re: Gimme a break
@vnewman2- I'm planning an article later this week on this very topic. But the short answer is that all of these leaders were talking about basically the same thing-- that smart technology compbined with analytics and automation should be able to give time back to the workerr rather than draining them.

Benioff showed how changes to Salesforce would allow for it to help plan the day of the worker so they could offload a lot of their email reading. Nadella talked about changes to Outlook that could help you manage your time with smart analytics. Uber is making changes so you don't have to wait as long for a ride and so they can deliver stuff to you so you use less of your time moving yourself around. And everyone all said the same thing, that their goal was to give back time. 

On Friday or shortly after, I'll be wrapping some themes around Dreamforce and that is one I'll focus more on.
vnewman2
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9/17/2015 | 1:50:13 PM
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Also @David can you elaborate a little more on the Dreamforce experience?
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