An eight-to-five job Monday-Friday is regular and predictable. The scheduled workplace holds a common practice and expectation: a specified schedule where certain tasks are performed and the employee can go home on time. Right? It is the way business has been done for decades. Perfect, right?
Well, not always. Because that model isn’t always the most successful.
S-c-r-e-e-c-h! Wait a minute. How can it not be the most successful? “That’s the way it’s always been done.”
The way it’s been done or they way it should be done.
In many industries, flexibility is a key element to success. Not just for the clientele that might work those scheduled, predictable hours but also for companies that benefit from their workforce’s most creative and productive hours.
Many studies have been focused on night owls and productivity. Surprisingly, night owls tend to have a more extroverted, creative, and innovative ability according to one study cited in 5 Reasons Night Owls Outperform Early Birds. It’s tied to personality and circadian rhythms.
Acknowledging differences in these practices is a great start, but successful businesses innovate; so why not use these flexibility models to benefit you?
Night owls versus early birds.
The beauty of flexibility with both types, night owls and early birds, is that each has a fabulous part in building your company’s achievements.
They each have strengths. Early birds are the deductive people, analytical, and , while night owls are innovative, outward-focused, and artistic. Embracing their differences offers your company a more holistic workforce.
Not sure about those suspect night owls? Consider a few famous examples like J.R.R Tolkien, Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison. Peruse the common characteristics of night owls (more details) like higher intelligence, preference to stay up late to work, and high creative output.
The direct benefits of collaborating with both early birds and night owls.
Forbes Magazine shares five more reasons to collaborate with night owls. A business will develop a better buy-in factor, a broader talent pool, higher morale (because employees have a sense of control), strategies for future growth, and value-added benefits to both employee’s lives and company strength because employees in today’s market don’t turn off their jobs when they leave the office.
Our interconnected world offers experiential moments that inspire employees who might check in to build on an idea or project other than the old workday paradigm.
The Lee Group can help you build a new vision to take your company into the future. Contact us now.