The effects of the clock change concerning work are very diverse and widespread. Most of us may have experienced that the DST-Change can lead to a late (or even early) arrival at work. However, this is still one of the rather harmless consequences, as the person concerned is late for work, but propably well rested.
It is obvious that time change-related fatigue can represent a real risk at work. This already begins travelling to work, as there is evidence that the daylight-saving time increases the risk of traffic accidents (see also here). But the risk of accidents is also increased at the workplace itself - according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, the changeover to summer time in spring in particular is accompanied by an increased rate of injuries at the workplace. No miracle, because on the average the employee had 40 minutes less sleep in the night before.
Productivity at the workplace also appears to be declining as a result of the time change due to fatigue and lack of concentration. This can also be seen, for example, in a significant increase in cyberloafing (the use of the Internet at work for private purposes, e.g. Facebook, etc.), as a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology was able to prove.
On the other hand, employees also benefit from summer time. The extended daylight hours allow employees to enjoy an additional hour of free time in the sunshine after work. In addition, when there is more daylight during working hours and a workplace with a window or even outdoors, this is not only pleasant, but also promotes the ability to concentrate.
There are also many friends of summer time among business representatives - and not without reason. Because the extended daylight free time also leads to more money being spent on leisure activities - e.g. shopping, but also at festivals in bars and restaurants. The tourism industry in particular will certainly benefit from the daylight saving regulation. For example, the Belfast Telegraph reported that in Northern Ireland at least 6.34 million extra pounds are taken in each year by tourists due to the longer daylight time.