If you give employees a mid-morning break, your business may well benefit for the rest of the day.

So concludes a study — albeit with a small sample population — of workday breaks by Baylor University.

Research by Emily Hunter and Cindy Wu, associate professors of management at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, asked 95 employees to chart their daily breaks over a five-day workweek.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.