Improve your timing
In a recent Robert Half survey, senior managers were asked to name the least productive time of day for employees. Their responses suggested that late afternoon is the most common time for workers to hit the proverbial wall. Thirty-seven per cent of managers said 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. is the least productive period. Coming in second was 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., as cited by 28 per cent of respondents.
The takeaway lesson:
Take advantage of the clock. Work on assignments requiring greater concentration when you’re focused and engaged. If you tend to slump right after lunch or you always get tired the last 45 minutes of the day, use these less-energetic periods to handle routine, lower-priority tasks such as organising files.