Workers think up their best ideas of the day at 10.30am, according to new research published today.

A survey of more than 1,000 workers found that mid-morning was the optimum time for creativity.

One in five of those polled by economic development agency Cornwall Enterprise said their best ideas came between 9am and noon.

The agency suggested that workers should give themselves a 15- minute, mid-morning “innovation window”, with no distractions from colleagues, telephones or emails.

Carole Theobald, of Cornwall Enterprise, said: “It’s very easy to get caught up in a task-orientated, nine-to-five mentality but, as most successful people will tell you, it’s also important to give yourself a moment to sit back and look at the wider picture, which is when the ideas that really make a difference occur.”

A survey of more than 1,000 workers found that mid-morning was the optimum time for creativity.

One in five of those polled by economic development agency Cornwall Enterprise said their best ideas came between 9am and noon.

The agency suggested that workers should give themselves a 15- minute, mid-morning “innovation window”, with no distractions from colleagues, telephones or emails.

Carole Theobald, of Cornwall Enterprise, said: “It’s very easy to get caught up in a task-orientated, nine-to-five mentality but, as most successful people will tell you, it’s also important to give yourself a moment to sit back and look at the wider picture, which is when the ideas that really make a difference occur.”

Via The Sun