Larks and owls: how the human biorhythms affect his work

Someone easier to work in the morning, and someone in the evening. Such people are called larks and owls. Among the first – Margaret Thatcher, George Bush, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ernest Hemingway, and Anna Wintour.

But owls among many famous and successful – Charles Darwin, Winston Churchill, Marcel Proust and Tom Lehman.

The experts of the International HR portal understand how the human biorhythm is displayed on his work.

Biological rhythm directly affects the health and working capacity, as well as physical, intellectual and emotional activity of a person. It is worth paying attention to during establishing the work schedule, employers and job applicants. Moreover, most people clearly feel the features of their activity during the day (your chronotype).

The best known is the classification of chronotypes man by G. Hildebrandt — the division into three types: morning (lark), day (dove) and evening (owl).

It is noteworthy that according to statistics, most psychologists and researchers from around the world, about 33% of the population in the world is Sov, 16% — larks and 51% of the doves. Most people belong to mixed chronotypes. Among women, the percentage of net types is much higher than among men.

In some countries, the question of the biorhythm output to high level. Employers are testing their employees on the subject of chronotype to optimize workflow. This allows, for example, to reduce the number of accidents at work in the night shifts, if during this period will work the owl, and in the morning — placing the responsibility for the process at the lark. In the Israeli army one of the essential points of the personal file of the recruit is the description of his biological rhythm.

According to the portal, our biorhythms are inherent in natural DNA watches, starting a course at the moment of birth and current at the cellular, organismal and other levels. To require the lark activity night, and owls — in the morning, of course, possible, but these efforts would likely yield little benefit.

Historically, the labor market has always been tailored to the larks. Pigeons, too, without much hassle managed to find a comfortable place. Owls lucky is somewhat less because a significant portion of jobs demanded active involvement in work in the morning.

Today, the job market changes, has become a more popular alternative form of employment: freelance, shift work, outsourcing, etc., Therefore, the representatives of each chronotype have the opportunity to realize their potential and get a well-deserved earnings.

But if it happens so, that neither his superiors nor the employees are not able to change working schedule taking into account biological rhythms, then:

  • a lark is better to be involved in your workflows with the main load in the first half of the day;
  • owls show the best results in the evening period;
  • the pigeons working throughout the working day.

During a job search of your dreams, pay attention to the schedule requirements of the job description, their responsibilities, and always compare the information received with their “biological clock” and also with the willingness to adjust the course of the last provided appropriate motivation (career development, high salary, opportunity to realize own projects).

It would be nice if employers are inviting employees to take into account that exactly who come to them. To not hurry in the morning to demand that owl productivity, since the peak of intellectual activity in the second half of the day, the evening did not expect from lark generating ideas, because its active time is in the morning.

However, the key to a good and productive working day the representative of any chronotype is an interest and motivation in work and focus on results. It is important under any circumstances to remain professional.