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Nudging People To Work Over Lunch

Michael O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair, has an interesting way to keep people around at lunchtime.

As I try to prise off the worryingly sturdy wrapper on the bagel, he says there are two “great things” about lunchtime in an out-of-the-way office like Ryanair’s. “One, there’s nowhere to go and eat,” and two, the only time staff are allowed to use the internet for personal reasons is between five past one and five to two. “So they all tend to stay at their desks at lunch hour!”

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