Microsoft Outlook Now Makes It Possible to Take a Break Between Meetings

Microsoft has announced a new feature for Microsoft Outlook that makes it possible for administrators to configure new scheduling rules that allow for shorter meetings and therefore make it possible to take a break between meetings.

The company says the new feature is based on its very own research, as it determined that breaks between meetings are essential, especially during these days when most people are still working remotely and meetings online are all they do.

“Our research shows breaks are important, not just to make us less exhausted by the end of the day, but to actually improve our ability to focus and engage while in those meetings,” Michael Bohan, senior director of Microsoft’s Human Factors Engineering group, explained recently.

“When participants were given a chance to rest using meditation, beta activity dropped, allowing for a “reset.” This reset meant participants started their next meeting in a more relaxed state. It also meant the average level… (read more)

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