Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tip of the Day: Do you need to help employees 'RescueTime'?

The folks at RescueTime, a firm producing a software tool to help employers make workers spend their time and attention more effectively, estimate that daylight savings time, which began last Sunday costs employers -- ready for this? -- $480 million in lost productivity. Yes, million, with an "m."

Granted, they've got something to sell (the software) and promote (their new report on how employees truly spend their work time), but I think it's fair to say that DST -- losing a precious hour's sleep and adjusting to different daylight hours -- could very well throw employees off their game. To the tune of nearly half a billion dollars? Maybe, maybe not? Just food for thought.

What do you think? What has been your experience on the effects of daylight savings time on worker productivity. Comment and let me know.

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