Many businesses are currently experiencing a busy period as they prepare for an extended Christmas break, while others may already be winding down for the festive period. But a new study has revealed that the most productive day of a regular work week is Tuesday.
When questioned, 39% of human resources managers said productivity peaks on a Tuesday, while 24% answered Monday. It is thought that Mondays are less productive as workers are busy catching up on emails and tasks which have accumulated over the weekend.
It seems that productivity drops as the week goes on, as only 14% of HR managers feel workers are most productive on a Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday are tied as the least productive days.
Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps, said “On Tuesday, employees may begin to have time to focus on individual tasks and become more productive. The goal should be to maintain the positive momentum established on Tuesday throughout the week.”