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UK workers hit lowest point ‘at 2.16pm’

Its official – the post-lunchtime slump strikes at precisely 2.16pm, according to new research.

A study of 2,000 people identified this as the time when the nation hits its lowest ebb. On average, the respondents had least enthusiasm for doing tasks of any kind at this point in the day.

The second lowest trough happens at 11.37am, according to research carried out for TNS. The most upbeat “energised” times of day among all respondents were 9.23am and 4.31pm.

Richard Nall, marketing director at Typhoo which commissioned the research, said: “We’ve always known that there are points in the working day when people are in particular need of revitalisation, but until now it’s been based on assumptions.”

The study ignored actual levels of productivity to concentrate on respondents’ levels of enthusiasm and energy levels.

The findings were based on a TNS survey of 2,022 people aged 16 and over. The respondents were asked to record levels of enthusiasm for performing tasks at different times of the day.

Personally, I don’t believe a word of it. It’s early afternoon now and I feel Zzzzzzz…..

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Former Scrum master at Safeguard Global, Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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