So we’ve got lo let you go…
We need someone awake!
The company’s afternoon meeting is still a couple hours away and already you are propping your head up. How are you ever going to manage staying awake in a stuffy boardroom and sit through a boring presentation? Maybe you will run outside for a minute and get some fresh air. Or maybe a quick trip to Starbucks is in order; a dark roast extra large coffee to rejuvenate yourself. But what you really feel like doing is curling up under you desk and hope no one notices you missing . . . .
Employees that are tired and lacking sleep are costing Algonquin organizations billions of dollars in lost productivity. What does that mean for you? It could equal the loss of your job!
Caffeine-stimulated and sleep deprived Algonquin employees don’t rate very highly in the job satisfactiondepartment. Not getting enough sleep can lead to so many things, including hating your job. That news isn’t too promising for Algonquin employers, given the general workforce is getting less sleep on average.
You’re mean when your tired!
Studies repeatedly show unsatisfied people leave their jobs at a higher rate than those happy and committed to their positions. Tired Algonquin employees are more likely to miss work and have an increase in absenteeism. As both a coping mechanism and because of health-related problems, employees will fail to show for work.
If your position requires you to deal directly with customers or clients, your lack of sleep can poorly impact the bottom line. When you are tired and cranky, your attitude and the way you interact with customers and co-workers can be damaging to your company and alienating to you. When you are tired, your mind isn’t functioning at regular capacity, making it hard to get through your work day. You lack concentration – regularly making mistakes, exhibiting your impatience with co-workers and showing apathy toward your job.