Take A Break

06/04/2013 10:47am ET
A student taking a nap outside.

At Google, goofing off is the way to go. In fact, it’s encouraged. Engineers at the tech powerhouse’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters are told to spend 20 percent of their work hours -- whether a couple of hours a day, or a full day a week -- doing exactly what they please. They can sit and stare into space, take a nap or wander the corporate campus and let their minds roam free.