How the Culture of Presenteeism Impacts Both Employees and Businesses
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WHAT (BUSINESS LEADERS) NEED TO KNOW:
Sick employees coming into the workplace are not always a sign of dedication.
REACTIONS: Introducing a new buzzword - Presenteeism. It’s a kind of busy work - people who come to work because they feel they have to. This has a chain impact on others and can help set up a dysfunctional work culture. Can also negatively impact the bottom line - increased workplace sickness, lower employee morale, higher mistakes, increased burnout.
VERDICT: READ IT. Based on a UK study, but the concepts also apply to US-based companies. As a Leader, ask yourself - Am I inadvertently creating a toxic work environment when I let sick people come into work?