This technique was created in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo and it consists of a 25-minute work session followed by a 5-minute break. Research has shown that this method is more effective for time management than the traditional 8 hour workday.
Researchers have found that the Pomodoro technique can vastly improve productivity, especially for those who are accustomed to working in high-stress environments. The technique is designed around a timer that forces people to focus on one task at a time, with 25 minute work periods followed by 5-minute breaks. When the timer sounds, it means that it's time to take a break and do something else for a short time before starting again.
A study conducted by the University of California Berkeley found that productivity increases by 34% when participants deployed the Pomodoro Technique for 50-minute sprints.