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The night is still young


During Bahrain’s relentless summer heat, where temperatures often soar to unbearable heights, the cooler, temperate nights invite a unique opportunity for change.

Many have pondered the possibility while battling the blistering sun: why not shift work hours to the more comfortable and relaxed nights?

Imagine Bahrain as the first city that never sleeps, where the hum of productivity continues under the starlit sky.

Like many places, Bahrain has its share of introverts — those who thrive in solitude and often find their productivity outside the conventional 8-5 p.m. schedule.

Studies reveal that introverts tend to be late risers, finding their most creative and productive moments later in the day.

By offering the option to work at night, we can cater to these individuals, unlocking a reservoir of untapped talent and creativity.

The sweltering summer months present a compelling case for rethinking our approach to work schedules.

One significant benefit of night work hours is the potential reduction in traffic congestion, which can decrease stress and time wasted in traffic jams.

Additionally, a 24/7 city could boost the economy, with businesses and services operating around the clock, catering to residents and visitors at all hours.

Backend workers, especially technical teams, could quickly shift to cooler evenings.

Working in a more comfortable environment would lead to better focus, less fatigue, and higher job satisfaction.

This shift won’t just benefit introverts or night owls; it could enhance the quality of life for everyone, offering a reprieve from the scorching sun and bringing a new rhythm to the city.

A two-shift workforce could save office space and create a more flexible, inclusive, and productive society. Let’s think about this possibility.

As the sun sets and the cool breeze sets in, let’s envision a Bahrain where the lights of offices illuminate the night, heralding a new era of productivity and innovation.

The night holds promise — let’s not let it go to waste. The only worry is that we may not be able to wish the late workers a good morning, but we can undoubtedly greet them with a hearty “Good night!” before they start their work!


The writer is the Chairman & Managing Director of The Daily Tribune