A new study has found that if you want to be a better employee you should take more breaks during the work day. Say what??

Fastcompany.com reports the results of a study at the University of Toronto that revealed something very interesting. If you want to work as efficiently as possible, you should focus hard for 52 minutes and then take a 17 minute break. They say if you repeat this cycle for an eight-hour work day, you will have taken two hours worth of breaks, but will end up getting more done than if you had worked those eight hours straight.

Apparently our brains aren't built to focus for eight hours a day, and if you try to do that you aren't working at maximum efficiency. By taking these breaks, based on the results of this study you're always at your best and being more productive.

Now, try telling that to your boss and see how that goes over. I have a feeling he's probably only going to notice how much you're not working rather than how much you are getting done. Feel free to tell him/her that you are just trying to be a better employee!