Most finance profesionals skip out on seeking a lunchtime endorphin rush, says a new poll.
Almost half of the professionals surveyed (46%) say they typically spend their lunch breaks alone, with only 17% finding time to workout. This is contrary to what most respondents actually want, however, since 48% say they would like to either exercise or enjoy meals with coworkers.
Some respondents take the time to surf the Internet (36%) or run errands (34%).
But more workers should consider stepping away from their desks, says Dianne Hunnam-Jones, Canadian president of Accountemps. “Taking any type of break allows [people] to connect with colleagues, explore business insights and exchange ideas across departments. That has the potential to be formative for your future career growth.”
Complete poll results
|What respondents want to do||What they actually do|
|Exercise or go to the gym||48%||17%|
|Enjoy a meal with my coworkers||48%||43%|
|Enjoy a meal by myself||30%||46%|
|Peruse the Internet||24%||36%|
|Review my personal email||20%||29%|
|Check out my social media networks||12%||18%|
|Take a nap||12%||1%|
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