Research into human performance, motivation, and attention span has consistently shown that working smarter is better than working longer. People do their best work when periods of deep
focus and productivity are combined with periods of intentional recovery.
At Ruths.ai, our team works in four 90-minute sprints a day. These sprints are for uninterrupted work— no e-mails, side conversations, or personal calls. We’ve found the sprint system helps employees achieve a high level of productivity and personal satisfaction.
We have a 60-minute lunch and two 30-minute breaks in between sprints. These breaks in the workday are considered as essential to our productivity as our sprints. They’re used to relax, recharge, and connect with colleagues.