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Monday is not the least productive workday; then what is? Study reveals

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Evidence found

A team of researchers at Texas A&M University has found in a study have proved something that most office workers may agree on – feeling lazy to work at the end of the day and the end of the week. The study, published in a recent issue of PLOS ONE, ooked at the computer usage metrics of 789 in-office employees at a large energy company in Texas over a two-year period — January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2018.

Friday is the culprit

The team of researchers found that employees really are less active and more prone to mistakes on afternoons and Fridays, with Friday afternoon representing the lowest point of worker productivity. “We found that computer use increased during the week, then dropped significantly on Fridays,” said Dr. Taehyun Roh, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Roh further added that computer use decreased every afternoon, and especially on Friday afternoons. “Employees were less active in the afternoons and made more typos in the afternoons—especially on Fridays,” he said.

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