Productivity Power Play

By July 24, 2019 at 3:04pm

Productivity Power Play

Workers say they're most productive at the beginning of the week.

Tuesday 35%
Monday 25%
Wednesday 18%
Thursday 12%
Friday 10%

7 in 10 employees get more work done in the morning than any other time of day:

Early morning 41%
Late morning 31%
Early afternoon 14%
Late afternoon 9%
Lunchtime 2%
After work/late night 3%

Workplace preferences for optimal productivity vary:

Private office with door closed 44%
Open office with coworkers 36%
Working from home 19%
Working from another offsite location 4%

Professionals say this is the single biggest distraction that impacts their productivity:

Chatty or social coworkers 28%
Office noise 23%
Unnecessary conference calls and meetings 23%
Unnecessary emails 20%
Using my cell phone for calls, texting, social media 7%

*Responses do not total 100% due to rounding.

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 400 workers at companies in Canada.

© 2019 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company.

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