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Christmas clock-out: Survey says productivity drops December 10, on average

Information provided by Mixbook Photo Company

ILLINOIS (December 9, 2022) – A survey of 3,000 workers by photo book company Mixbook examined how productive employees are as the festive season approaches. The anonymous survey found that December 10 is the average date that productivity at work starts to slow in Illinois. It appears the excitement of festive get-togethers with friends and family, and the preoccupation with all the associated tasks, such as Christmas shopping, negatively impacts work performance.

Broken down by state, it is Idahoans who start winding down earliest — on December 7. However, employers in New Hampshire can be proud that their workforce will keep their minds on the job all the way to Wednesday, December 21.

The interactive calendar below is from Mixbook.com:

Other findings include that over half of employees — 55% — say that strained relationships with co-workers throughout the year actually improve during the festive period (although that could be due to the eggnog). The exact time that workers’ productivity drops for the day is 12:58 p.m. over the festive period — just the right time to go for a long lunch.

And when it comes to a Holiday Happy Hour, 2:42 p.m. is the precise time that workers consider it acceptable to begin drinking their first hot buttered rum over the holidays. Nearly 1 in 5 (18%) also admit that they bend the rules at times during the festive period and drink before lunchtime.

“After how hard people have worked, it’s understandable that some would want to unwind a few days before the holidays officially start. The holidays are a time to celebrate together with friends and family, reflect on the past year, and mentally reset before jumping into the new year,” said Leslie Albertson, Director of Marketing at Mixbook.

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