Nowadays most companies need to squeeze out every possible productive hour from their employees.
Even so, it may be worthwhile to encourage supervisors to send employees home a little early on Fridays. Studies suggest that this incentive can boost productivity the rest of the week.
What’s more, it’s a benefit that employees covet, especially this time of year. A recent OfficeTeam poll of 457 workers age 18 and older found employees would most prefer these summertime job perks:
- flexible schedules (38%)
- leaving early on Fridays (32%)
- special activities, such as a company picnic (6%), and
- relaxed dress code during the summer (5%).