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'Red tape' blamed for poor productivity among nurses

Red tape is cited as the biggest barrier to productivity for nurses, it is claimed.

Almost one in three (29%) nurses polled blamed the growing number of workforce rules and regulations on unproductive days at work.

The survey of more than 3,000 small business employees found Monday morning between 10am-12pm is the most productive time of the week.

Furthermore, nearly 59% banished the notion of a so-called 'Monday morning blues', claiming it does not exist.

"The idea that we all dislike Mondays and little or no work is done does not seem to be the case in a modern small business," said John O'Keeffe, Commercial Director at Office Depot, parent company of office supplies company Viking - commissioner of the research.

"The research has shown that people feel more productive and fresher on a Monday morning. It would seem that from Tuesday onwards distractions that impact on productivity seem to start creeping in more and more."

They survey showed, unsurprisingly, Friday scored lowest in staff productivity.