Productivity Power Play
Workers say they’re most productive at the beginning of the week.
Mondays are especially productive in these cities:
|2. New York|
3 in 4 employees get more work done in the morning than any other time of day*
|Early morning 44%|
|Late morning 31%|
|Early afternoon 14%|
|Late afternoon 6%|
|After work/late night 2%|
Workplace preferences for optimal productivity vary:
|Open office with coworkers 38%|
|Private office with door closed 36%|
|Working from home 18%|
|Working from another offsite location 9%|
Responses do not total 100% due to rounding.
45% of workers 55+ want a private office with a closed door, while 38% of those 18-34 are most productive in an open office.
Professionals say this is the single biggest distraction that impacts their productivity:
|Chatty or social coworkers 32%|
|Office noise 22%|
|Unnecessary conference calls and meetings 20%|
|Using my cell phone for calls, texting, social media 15%|
|Unnecessary emails 11%|
Few professionals in Miami (18%) mind office chatter.
Source: Accountemps survey of more than 2,800 workers at companies in the United States
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