Need To Get It Done? Do It On A Tuesday

Our productivity surges on Tuesdays, specifically between 10 a.m. and noon.

It is Tuesday, and it’s time to get it done.

Yep, this nondescript day wedged between catch-up Monday and almost-to-the-weekend Wednesday is the day in which we’re most productive, according to staffing research firm Accountemps.

Since 1987, Accountemps has periodically surveyed human resource managers, and always gets the same result: Our productivity surges on Tuesdays, specifically between 10 a.m. and noon, then dwindles as we near Friday and the weekend (indeed, Friday is the least productive day of our week; and in New Orleans, this particular Fat Tuesday might be a day in which nothing gets done).

Since this day is almost half over, at least on the East Coast, how do we make every day like Tuesday? Accountemps (whose website is stuffed with all kinds of useful staffing research) has a few tips. Among them: Make realistic to-do lists; find apps to assist productivity; and “know your prime time,” or the hours when you’re at your most alert and productive.

The entire list is here. Time to get back to work.

Corin Hirsch

Corin Hirsch is a writer who specializes in food and drink.