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GovExec Daily: The Utility of Breaks – And Breakdowns

GovExec contributors Michael Lee Stallard and Katharine P. Stallard join the podcast to discuss how a nervous breakdown can help during the pandemic.

The history of the term “nervous breakdown” is a complicated one, but if we take it at is most generous, it could be a useful thing for many of us to utilize during excessively stressful times like, for example, during a pandemic that has carried on for 14 months. 

In a post on our site now headlined “Having an Old-fashioned Nervous Breakdown Might Be a Good Thing,” our guests today explain how having a break can help your workflow and work-life. Michael Lee Stallard and Katharine P. Stallard are the authors of Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Worknow in its second edition. They joined the show to discuss the post and how a break can help connect employees. 

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