Working remotely isn't just a great option for workers in various locations, but is a useful tool to keep your company in good health. Most Americans don't call in sick anymore when they get a cold, or they go back to work while they are still contagious. A survey by Wakefield Research discovered earlier this year that 69% of working Americans don’t take sick days off, even when they’re genuinely ill.
Many workers go to the office because they don't want to fall behind, or let coworkers down, however this actually cuts down on productivity. In a 2014 Staples Survey, found that 90% of office workers had, at some point, gone to work sick, and the study found that they were only 60% as productive as they would be under normal circumstances. Productivity is higher when employees aren’t being infected by sick co-workers and generating the whole company to work at 60 percent.
Next time someone is under the weather, tell them to work from home if they feel up to it, so that everyone in the office can stay healthy and work at peak performance. Stop spreading germs to individuals and families so that they feel healthy enough to have fun on the weekends, rather than just taking that time to recuperate.
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