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Tips on How to Accommodate ‘Night Owl’ Employees

Provide scheduling flexibility to meet all their needs

​One of the primary benefits of working remotely for employees is that they have much greater control of their schedules. For the 30 percent of the population who define themselves as "night owls"—people who are more productive when the sun is down—remote work has provided an opportunity to optimize their productivity.

But as more employees return to physical workplaces, accommodating the schedules of night owls can be challenging yet could also pay dividends for employers. By allowing this segment of the workforce to labor during nontraditional hours, some organizations have seen benefits from having a better-performing contingent of employees.  

"Biological prime time (BPT) is a concept that acknowledges that there are a variety of different times during the day when an individual is their most productive," said Dannie Fountain, a senior sourcer of engineering talent at Google in Seattle. "Encouraging the maximization of BPT can therefore produce better work. The focus, therefore, is on work product versus 'time in seat' or time on the clock to produce the work product."

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