LEAST PRODUCTIVE

TIME OF THE DAY

In a recent survey of 400 workers by Michael Davies and fellow researchers from London Offices they gauged the responses of  workers who were asked to identify the time of day they were least likely to get work done.

Our suspicions have been confirmed: 2:55 p.m. is the least productive time of day for office work. A recent survey questioned more than 400 workers and noted 2:55 as the time when workers start zoning out on the Internet or planning their evenings.

Conversely, 10:26 a.m. was cited as the most productive time, followed shortly by 4:16 p.m., which is when people are motivated by a desire to finish on time.

Most workers said they began to mentally switch off an average of 18 minutes before the end of the day.