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OLDER WORKERS AT THEIR BEST IN THE MORNING

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Older people work more effectively than their younger colleagues in the morning, but start flagging by the afternoo...
Older people work more effectively than their younger colleagues in the morning, but start flagging by the afternoon, according to a new study.

The Times (p9) reported that over 47's wake up earlier and are more alert before midday. But, says the report carried out by Tom Reilly from John Moores University, Liverpool, their enthusiasm tends to fade by the afternoon. There is usually a 'post lunch dip' when older people feel like a snooze.

Employers who were clever could make use of that pattern by scheduling older people for early shifts and bringing in younger ones in the afternoons and evenings, The Times reports Mr Reilly saying.
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