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Personal organisation for effective time management

Lyndon Jones (Chairman of the Association of Business Executives (ABE))

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 1 February 1984


Normal work hours are the least productive of the working day for top managers, according to a survey by Omega Watch Corporation in the USA. The survey disclosed that, of one hundred chief executives of Fortune's 500 companies, the majority performed their most productive work either before 9 am or after 5 pm. 43 per cent selected the earlier time period as their most productive part of the day. 18 per cent achieved most after their employees had gone home. Three per cent chose the lunch hour. Of those who found they did their best work during normal working hours, three‐quarters claimed that mornings were more productive than afternoons.


Jones, L. (1984), "Personal organisation for effective time management", Education + Training, Vol. 26 No. 2, pp. 59-62.




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