Survey: Tuesday considered the most productive day

Dec. 25, 2013 at 1:49 PM

TORONTO, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Businesses planning a difficult project may want to tackle it on a Tuesday, the day Canadian human resource managers say is the most productive, a survey says.

A survey by Accountemps, a division of Robert Half, finds 33 percent of human resources managers rank Tuesday as the most productive day of the week, with Thursday and Friday the least productive days with 5 percent saying Thursday is the most productive and 6 percent saying Friday.

Twenty-three percent say Wednesday is the most productive day, 14 percent say Monday, 18 percent say no particular day is more productive than another and 1 percent say they didn't know.

"Monday is often spent on tying up loose ends from the week before and planning for the upcoming week or at team status meetings," Greg Scileppi, president of Robert Half, International Staffing Operations, says in a statement.

"By Tuesday, we've started to make a dent in the week's to-do list and have the time to focus on individual tasks, resulting in more productivity. The trick is always how to keep the momentum going throughout the week, which is a challenge come Thursday and Friday when the weekend is in sight."

No further survey details were provided.

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