According to a poll from Red Bull, 48% of US employees agree that their productivity at work diminishes just before, or immediately following, a holiday or a planned vacation.
I conducted my own unscientific study to verify their results. I surveyed my email inbox and found that 50% of the people who usually email me on a Friday afternoon, didn’t. I can only assume that the lack of email is a direct result of people leaving work early. So yes, Red Bull and I agree.
But a holiday weekend is just one of several things that impact our productivity on a daily basis. 23% of people said they suffer from a lack of energy. 4% said that they were tired after working for only one hour.