Get out the hammers and the dough (Editor’s notes)

Knowledge workers sometimes need a mental break
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/24/2008

Royal Bank Bakeries. IBM Woodworkers. PricewaterhouseCoopers Cleaning. Never heard of those divisions?

Well, that’s because they don’t exist. But they really should. Every organization in the country that employs knowledge workers needs to set up a Mindless Tasks for Tired Brains (MTTB) department.

It should consist of a woodworking shop, a fully equipped kitchen and a closet full of cleaning supplies, at a minimum.