According to science, tall people are more productive at work than…

tall people

Being tall sometimes means a lot to most people, I’ve got a friend who although looks great the way she is, still wished she was taller, i couldn’t understand why, until she explained; “taller people are open to greater opportunities, less taller people are not”. Well, fact is sometimes organizations require that an employee be taller, this could be part of the screening process. That being said, science has come up with an explanation as to why that happens, here’s what science have to say about about being tall;

We have also shown that while height does predict occupational choice, taller men earn a premium within occupations. To wit, in our study setting, height does not appear to be a proxy for cognition or strength, to the extent they are well-measured in our study … Not only are taller men happier, healthier and more productive, but they likely benefited from a reduced burden of infection and inflammation during the first few years of life that construed many benefits

What you just saw above is a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), which has found that being tall seems to be the sign that you are more productive at work than your … than your… (thinking of a less provocative word to use…), than your colleagues who are not tall… what? you expected me to say short?

This report was based on hourly earnings after monitoring more than 5300 men in Indonesia. Although being tall might not actually mean someone is better at their job than someone else, but tall people are rewarded simply because they’re tall and that leads to a more happier and productive workday.

So? science reported that….. what do you think?


The National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is an American private nonprofit research organization “committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.” The NBER is well known for providing start and end dates for recessions in the United States.



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