Staff 'work hardest' on Tuesdays

10-09-2007

Staff 'work hardest' on Tuesdays
Employees get the most amount of work done on a Tuesday in a working week, a new report has found.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the study from the Centre for Economic Performance has found Friday is the least productive day of the week for workers.

Bosses are advised by the reports authors to think about reorganising workloads to get the most out of their employees, or introducing flexible working hours to gain the most productivity.

Moving a greater concentration of hours to the middle of the week could benefit bosses, the report suggests.

The authors also suggest that moving non-religious bank holidays to Friday could further increase productivity as the least amount of work is done by staff on the last day before the weekend.

Employers were told last week that cheering up the working environment could help kill post-holiday blues suffered by their staff.

Behavioural and personality psychologist Donna Dawson commented that this was particularly relevant advice for a small organisation.


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