Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Least Productive Time Of The Day

timeIt’s official – the lease productive time of the day for workers is the 4 to 6 pm time period (big surprise, huh?). 

In a survey of 1,000 managers by Accountemps, they found that 37% of the managers said the 4 to 6 time was the least productive followed by 28% saying it was the 2 to 4 time slot.

The most productive time period is 10 to noon. So what do most people do in the afternoon…they go get a cup of coffee or a caffeinated soda.

Let me suggest a couple of alternative options. The first is to take a five to ten minute meditation break. Since you quickly go to a deeper state than the deepest state of sleep, it’s a great way to re-energize yourself.

The second is to change the office lighting to full spectrum fluorescent tubes. The research that we’ve done shows that late afternoon fatigue disappears and late afternoon productivity soars.

manstressamazonTo learn how to meditate, you can purchase my new book, Managing Your Stress In Difficult Times: Succeeding In Times of Change on Amazon.

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