Quality Breaks

The project presented shows a software solution, which is integrated into the daily work routine.

The concept is based on the supercompensation curve used in sports. Here the effect of training stimuli and regeneration phases on the performance is recorded. This principle can be transferred to the workplace, where concentrated work leads to a loss of performance and must be counteracted by taking breaks.

Research Project

  • May 2018
  • HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd
  • Cassandra Schmid
  • Patrick Muchowski
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How might we
prevent overwork?

Research

In Startup culture employee's often identify themselves with the goals of their company. Positive as well as negative aspects of organizational work habits come along. Complex tasks are handed over to the responsibility of the employee. This can result in an negative impact on the employee's health. The performance is linked to the time spent for the task, which leads to overwork and pressure to innovate.

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Exploration

This problem can be counteracted through maintaining breaks on a regular basis. Breaks become part of a work discipline that has so far been neglected. Studies already show the importance of taking breaks. Due to a lack of acceptance and missing integration into the workflow, taking breaks are unfortunately of minor importance.

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Concept

The concept can be compared with the supercompensation curve used in sports. Here the effect of training stimuli and regeneration phases on the performance is recorded. This principle can be transferred to the workplace, where concentrated work leads to a loss of performance and must be counteracted by taking breaks. The pomodor cycle is a verified model that fuctions as a basis for this concept.

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