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Rainy days bring productivity to the office

Sunny days ought to mean cheerier employees and more productive work days, right? Not necessarily: Research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that people completed data-entry tasks more quickly on bad weather days. The reason may be that on gloomy days, workers are simply less distracted by the desire to be outdoors. Harvard decision researcher Jooa Julia Lee's findings suggest that more-flexible working hours—allowing employees to save some of their work for when the weather outside is less enticing—could help improve productivity