To the shock of no one... Friday afternoons are the least productive period of the work week.
It's also when we make the most mistakes.
A team at Texas A&M University have been studying computer usage metrics of a large company for the past two years... looking at typing speed, typing errors and mouse activity.
The study found that computer use increased during the week... but then dropped significantly on Fridays.
“Employees were less active in the afternoons and made more typos in the afternoons -- especially on Fridays,” said study leader Teahyn Roh. “This aligns with similar findings that the number of tasks workers complete increases steadily from Monday through Wednesday, then decreases on Thursday and Friday.”
The study was recently published in PLOS ONE.
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