Weighing the Costs of Presenteeism
Dixon, Keith, Chief Executive (U.S.)
CEOS MAY BE BURNING OUT THEIR WORK FORCES. BY KEITH DIXON
Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of success is simply showing up. But most chief executives rcalize that in today's business environment, simply showing up no longer cuts it.
To that effect, you already know that absenteeism hurts your bottom line. But have you considered what presenteeism is costing your business?
Unlike absenteeism, presenteeism is the new buzzword to describe low productivity of employees who are at work. It comes from distractions, be it physical (malaise, exhaustion), mental (concentration problems, depression) or because of problems at home (cldercarc, childcare issues) or at work …
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Publication information: Article title: Weighing the Costs of Presenteeism. Contributors: Dixon, Keith - Author. Magazine title: Chief Executive (U.S.). Issue: 209 Publication date: June 2005. Page number: 22. © 1999 Chief Executive Publishing. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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