- 61% of staffers surveyed say they want their company to allow 20-minute "power naps," yet only 6% of companies offer such a policy.
- 60% of U.S. workers (and 73% of managers) say telecommuting is a big booster of productivity, although 51% of U.S. companies don't have a formal telecommuting policy.
- Mobile technology (think smartphones and tablet computers) is a "must" for productivity to 29% of workers and 37% of managers, who cite such devices as "essential" for getting work done in an effective and timely manner.
- The morning hours are the most productive of the day. According to the survey, 58% of workers say 10 a.m. to noon is the most productive time of the day, while 41% say they get the most work done from 8 to 10 a.m.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- No surprise: A survey by Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples ( SPLS) shows 70% of respondents saying workers are more productive today than five years ago. That's ground-level confirmation for a widely reported economic trend. But the survey of 250 U.S. workers and 250 U.S. managers on productivity has some more surprising findings: