As your supervisor is undoubtedly aware, for many workers the weekend begins a little early.
To nearly no one’s surprise, it is Friday afternoon
In an article from New York Post, the best and least productive days of the week were determined by examining how employees used their computers in a recent study from the Texas A&M School of Public Health.
According to a news release from Texas A&M’s Ergonomics Center director, Dr. Mark Benden, the majority of research on employee productivity use wearable technology, supervisory evaluations, or employee self-reports.
Instead, according to Benden, we employed computer usage measures, such as typing speed, typing errors, and mouse activity, to gather unbiased, non-invasive information about computer work habits.
And who won for the week’s least productive time? To nearly no one’s surprise, it is Friday afternoon.
According to Dr. Taehyun Roh, an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology and biostatistics, computer use rose during the workweek but sharply decreased on Fridays. Every day from Monday through Thursday, more words were typed and there were more mouse clicks, scrolling, and movements than on Friday.
Additionally, assigning work early in the day rather than later in the day is a good idea for companies who prioritize accuracy or speed.
Additionally, several firms now operate for longer hours but on fewer days thanks to the reduced work week, reports NEW YORK POST.