The surprising connection between after-hours work and decreased productivity

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  • Employees who log off at the end of the workday register 20% higher productivity scores than those who feel obligated to work after hours.
  • Making time for breaks during the workday improves employee productivity and well-being, and yet half of all desk workers say they rarely or never take breaks.
  • On average, desk workers say that the ideal amount of focus time is around four hours a day, and more than two hours a day in meetings is the tipping point at which a majority of workers feel overburdened by meetings.
  • Three out of every four desk workers report working in the 3 to 6pm timeframe, but of those, only one in four consider these hours highly productive.
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