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Study: We're Most Productive Monday at 11 a.m., Especially in October

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Dec 8, 2017

A recent study has found that we're at our most productive on Mondays at 11 a.m., particularly if it happens to be in the month of October, according to Quartz. The study, conducted by Redbooth, a maker of workflow management software, and Priceonomics, a data-focused marketing studio, came to this conclusion after looking at two years worth of data from Redbooth's hundreds of thousands of users. The study found that 20.4 percent of weekly tasks are completed Monday, 9.5 percent of yearly tasks are completed in October, and daily levels of activity are highest at 11 a.m., when 9.7 percent of tasks for the day are done. Combined, this means that Monday, 11 a.m. sometime in October is when we get our best work done. 

The findings contradict another study from Robert Half that found Tuesday to be the most productive day of the week (though the Redbooth/Priceonomics study found Tuesday to be a close second at 20.2 percent), as well as a poll from British office brokerage Londonservices.com which found out most productive times are 10:26 a.m. and 4:18 p.m. This same study also found that our least productive time of the day is 2:55 p.m.