Lately, more research is being done on how to keep employees productive and happy at work. A new study from the University of Sydney shows what we have known all along, that working during your most awake hours makes you more productive. The study shows that people who are considered “night owls” would be better utilized during the later hours instead of being forced to work an early shift where they are out of their element. Likewise, early risers work best in the morning. If bosses were able to assess their team and place people in the appropriate schedule, work would be more enjoyable for everyone and more would probably get done in a day.
- Work productivity may be related to the circadian rhythm or internal body clock.
- Some employees are better suited for midday or evening shifts rather than morning shifts.
- Having employees with significantly different circadian rhythms can be a positive or a negative depending on the job requirements.
“Mismatched circadian rhythms were noted to affect co-ordination, potentially dangerous for those who work in teams, such as surgeons.”