Increase Productivity with More Sleep

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Jan 10, 2019 9:47:44 AM

Getting the right amount of sleep is important for many reasons. For increased productivity at work, it is essential that employees are rested so they can focus and avoid errors. Workers who are tired during the day can have a negative attitude and adversely affect the work environment. Everyone knows how discouraging it is to have a sleepy, disgruntled co-worker who is bringing the energy down in the office. Sleep deprivation can weaken the immune system too, resulting in more people calling in sick. It is always a good idea to recommend that employees get ample sleep, and there are many things an employer can do to make sure that happens.

            The first thing an employer can do to establish a positive work environment is to educate their new employees about the importance of getting enough sleep. This should be a part of every Human Resources information packet and orientation process. Explain to the employees why ample sleep is crucial to their success. Help them realize that developing a healthy lifestyle will give them more energy and mental clarity. Then discuss how the employer will take measures to help them get the sleep they need to be ready for the challenges of the day. Some of those things could be scheduled breaks, limiting overtime and longer vacations.

             The employer can also do things to increase morale and to promote healthy living. They can have guest speakers come in for a workshop or luncheons where the topic can be discussed. The employer plays the main role in helping the staff understand how sufficient sleep positively affects productivity and morale. Educating employees about the importance of routine and exercise for better rest will give them some practical solutions to make the process easier. Once they understand the benefits of a good night’s sleep and how to achieve it, you will notice a more dynamic work environment.