Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Early Bird Really Does Get the Worm (Harvard Business Review)

Though evening people do have some advantages — other studies reveal they tend to be smarter and more creative than morning types, have a better sense of humor, and are more outgoing —they’re out of sync with the typical corporate schedule. When it comes to business success, morning people hold the important cards. My earlier research showed that they tend to get better grades in school, which get them into better colleges, which then lead to better job opportunities. Morning people also anticipate problems and try to minimize them, my survey showed. They’re proactive. A number of studies have linked this trait, proactivity, with better job performance, greater career success, and higher wages.
I'm definitely an evening person, but take heart in the fact that this article says you can train yourself to be a morning person - that way I'll have the best of both worlds! Now if I could just stop hitting the snooze button...
Read the full article here.

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