Eating at your desk day after day? Research suggests "staying inside, in the same location, is really detrimental to creative thinking," says management professor Kimberly Elsbach. 145/Tom Grill/Ocean/Corbis hide caption itoggle caption 145/Tom Grill/Ocean/Corbis The Salt We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business March 5, 2015 Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people takes a break and leaves his desk to eat. Most workers are simply eating at their desks. But creativity can take a big hit without a change of scenery.