How COVID Changed When We Work, Freeing Night Owls to Work When They Want

From a story on by Mike Allen, Erica Pandey, and Jim VandeHei headlied “Night owl gets the worm”:

COVID didn’t just upend where we work, but when we work.

  • Why it matters: That frees night owls from the cages of 9-to-5 societal rhythms.

What’s happening: Research shows roughly half of people are night owls, dictated by genetics, not choice. Not having to go into the office allows them to work — and often sleep — later.

  • A staggering 76% of global companies are allowing hybrid work, meaning most employees can work from anywhere, at any time, on their own terms.