On Mondays, people trickle back to the office after a relaxing weekend, maybe chat a bit with colleagues, and set about organizing their week’s to-do list. People mostly keep to themselves. By Tuesday, though, the emails start to fly.
My theory is that, once people have set their goals for the week – have seen the mound of work they need to accomplish before Friday – they get antsy. They start trying to devise ways to pass along one of their tasks – ANYthing – to a co-worker, just so they can lighten the load…even if it’s only temporary. And since you can send an email without actually confronting your colleague, it’s a quick and painless way to sweep a few things off your desk.
How else to explain it?
Obviously it’s not such a problem in summer, with many people on holidays, but the rest of the year… hoo boy! Tuesdays are deadly around here.
I realize many of my friends don’t even work in an office environment. But of those who do, have any of you experienced this phenomenon, or is it entirely localized?