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UK: Brain food - Perk life - Giving them some slack. - If you have trouble keeping your mind on your work you could do worse than get a job at 3M. In an effort to foster a truly innovative culture, research staff are encouraged to spend up to 15% of thei

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Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

If you have trouble keeping your mind on your work you could do worse than get a job at 3M. In an effort to foster a truly innovative culture, research staff are encouraged to spend up to 15% of their time not working.

The idea that the boss isn't going to carpet you for visiting your favourite web site twice a day may sound like a slacker's paradise, but 3M claims to generate more new products this way. To get 110% from your staff simply ask for 85%.

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