Last week’s article focused on a study out of the University of Washington which revealed managers have a clear morning bias. The majority of managers felt that workers who started the workday later were less effective and less conscientious, and that “early birds” were more effective and industrious.
The key in the UW study is how closely the employee and bosses’ schedules match. “Night owl” managers were less likely to show morning bias in their evaluations of employees.
Now juxtapose this with earlier research out of the University of Minnesota finding that flextime workers are far more likely to experience slower career advancement or career penalties by prioritizing family first.
The overarching management message to workers becomes clear: Work as I work, or you’ll pay. [Read more...]