Maybe this is for our great, great grandchildren.
This article probably confirms what a lot of us at work already feel. We all know we have a peak of productivity during the day (or week) and that we have periods when that productivity tails off (Facebook time for many). This may be different if we work in a high paced job, with tight deadlines, where we may not be able to coast, instead we experience stress, fatigue and mistakes start to creep into our work. I can certainly attest to this.
So what if we did work smarter, using our peak time to benefit work and having more time to focus on other activities, would we use it to do positive things? Or would we just fritter it away? Crashing on the sofa in front of the TV with a glass of wine in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other. My guess is that it would be split, in favour of the latter.
But wouldn't it be great if we were motivated to explore ways to improve our lives in that time, offering more time to focus on your fittness and health for one, maybe aiming to achieve those goals of running a marathon, breaking a triathlon PB or whatever other goal you may have. And think, how much would the quality of our work improve, enlivening the work environment and improving our private lives and mental health.
Of course for anything like this to happen would require a sea change in the operation mentality of the business and societal world, one which is born out of the industrial revolution, where the focus is on quantity of hours worked, you get a fair days pay for a fair days work! We can dream though. Maybe, just maybe, we can plan and plot too!
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A recent study has found that people aged over 40 perform the best when they work only three days a week. The researchers concluded that the cognitive performance of the middle-aged people improving as the wee increased to 25 hours a week. On the flip side, the performance decreased when the week went over 25 hours, due to the effects of fatigue and stress.