Europeans vs. Americans: Who's More Productive and Why?
According to Pipedrive, the answer is 'no'. As a maker of simple and intuitive software for businesses, Pipedrive conducted a study to compare productivity levels between American and French small business owners and West Coast small business owners versus East Coast. In their study, they compared how taking a break for lunch can effect levels of productivity.
Check out the infographic to see what they found:
The results hold true to the saying "work smarter, not harder." The countries that took a break for lunch proved to be more productive than countries that skipped lunch. In fact, some countries proved to be the most productive in the afternoon after taking their lunch break. Whereas "lunch skippers" such as Americans, especially on the East Coast saw a steady decline in productivity in the afternoon.
Moral of the story: Even hustlers need to take a break sometimes so dedicate an hour out of your day to drop all of your work and enjoy lunch while you regain your energy!