I'm a data analyst at a fairly large company and work primarily on predictive modeling. After finishing a task and before starting the next one, I like to take a 5 minute break and walk around, chat with colleagues, get coffee, etc. My job requires a fair amount of creativity and I find that this helps me come up with new ideas and wrap my head around complex problems, but I'm afraid that other people, especially those I report to, may see this as a sign of laziness. I'm wondering if the amount of time spent sitting at a cubicle is an important factor in forming an opinion about an employee's work ethic or if the only thing that matters is the quality of work and how quickly tasks get completed.
I'm sure there is a lot of cultural variation between different workplaces so to add some context, many people at my company work remotely 100% of the time and most people (at least on my team) spend a couple days a week working from home. Employees are expected to report and update the number of hours spent on a project and the number of hours needed for completion on a daily basis. We work on projects as a team and micromanagement is almost non-existent.