Best Time to come to Work


Ever heard of your colleague beside you complaining about not having enough sleep? Ever had difficultly to stop your yawning while replying to your chunks of emails early in the morning? Well, it appears we might have started work at a wrong time.

As what I believe most would agree, Singaporeans usually start work around 8.30am to 9am. I can’t find any statistics to confirm on this, but judging from the pathetic space we had between individuals in our MRT Train between 7.30am to 8.30am, I believe more or else I am right there.

Dr Paul Kelley, a Clinical Research Associate at Oxford University, claimed that individuals before the age of 55 should come to work at 10am, as any earlier could harm employees’ performance and health. Formerly a head teacher, he had changed the starting time of his school from 8.30am to 10am and found an increase in the number of top grades by close to 20%!

Personally, I felt it would be good if my company changed their working hours to 10am. Maybe less on the reasons as provided by Dr Paul Kelley, but rather because I could spend more time in my previous night :). But hey, does that mean that we will be ending our work later if this go through?

News from:
The Telegraph (UK) – Staff should start work at 10am to avoid ‘torture’ of sleep deprivation
The Guardian – Why you should start work at 10am


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