When are you most productive?

Time-Wasters at Work

According to Salary.com’s Wasting Time at Work 2013 survey, the most productive time of the week is on Tuesday from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. In addition, the Internet is the biggest threat to a worker’s productivity. Here are just some of the findings from the survey:

Most wasteful day:

  • Friday, 43%
  • Monday, 16%
  • Wednesday, 9%
  • Thursday, 6%
  • Tuesday, 3%

Most wasteful time:

  • 3 p.m.-5 p.m., 27% 
  • 1 p.m-3 p.m., 16%
  • 7 am-9 a.m., 15%
  • 11 am-1 p.m., 13%
  • 9 a.m.-11 a.m., 10%

Online time-wasters:

  • News sites, 37%
  • Social media, 14%
  • Online shopping: 12%
  • Entertainment/lifestyle, 8%
  • Sports, 3%
  • Travel, 2%

Websites that are killing your productivity:

  • Facebook, 15%.
  • Yahoo!, 14%.
  • LinkedIn, 10%
  • Google+, 8%
  • Amazon, 6%
  • ESPN, 2%
  • YouTube, 2%
  • Twitter, 2%
  • CraigsList, 2%
  • Pinterest, 1%

I’m with the majority in that Tuesday and Thursdays tend to be my most productive days. However, I tend to kick it into high gear after 11:00 (once the coffee sets in, perhaps?) and usually can maintain that productivity until the end of the day. As for the online time-wasters, I spend so much time online for my job that it’s hard to say where I fall in that category.

What about you? Do you match up with the majority of the respondents? Or are you in the minority? 

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