Workplace productivity peaks on Tuesday - survey

A survey by leading office supplier Viking has found that Tuesday is the most productive day of the week in Irish workplaces while Friday is the least productive day, with 62% of respondents admitting that they start winding down when the weekend is just around the corner.

The survey also found that mid-afternoon is the least productive time of the day – a finding that will come as no surprise to workers familiar with the dreaded post-lunch ‘slump’.

On the flip side, Tuesday has emerged as Ireland’s most productive day of the week, closely followed by Wednesday, with early mornings the most productive time of the day as workers tackle their to-do list for the day ahead.

The Viking survey also asked workers what their companies could do to increase employer happiness. While most (39%) said that additional benefits (e.g. health insurance) would do the trick, a surprisingly large number (32%) opted for flexi-time while a quarter said that more opportunities to work from home would boost morale.

Almost 1 in 5 (19%) of respondents said that social outings would improve employer happiness, however the survey found that just 29% of Irish companies organise regular outings for staff.

The survey also quizzed workers about training opportunities with their companies, and while 63% of employers offer training courses to staff, a huge 66% of employees surveyed said they would benefit from additional training.

Cullen Communications handles PR for Viking in Ireland

Topics: sme, viking, work, Client News, PR, Research, productivity

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