SCIENCE SAYS GETTING TO WORK EARLY MAY MAKE YOUR BOSS LIKE YOU

Be the boss for your self

Leadership Flagship

byRobby BermanonJan 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Though companies are experimenting with flexible work schedules, it may be that all hours aren’t really created equal when it comes to getting ahead. Studies suggest bosses — and even coworkers — develop different impressions of people who work different hours.


8 Hours Is 8 Hours, Right?

According to a new study from the University of Washington, employees who start work early are perceived by bosses as being more conscientious, and receive better performance evaluations as a result. Even if they leave earlier in the day.

In the study, UW researchers conducted three experiments. In one, they wanted to see if there was any kind of general, unconscious linguistic association people made between words like “sunrise” and “sunset” and words like “conscientious” and “industriousness.” Curiously, they found that most of the 120 people they interviewed did implicitly associate those last…

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