How-to · Friday, September 1, 2017

What if napping could improve productivity?

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Napping is making its way into offices as a new way of improving employee productivity. From Nike to Danone, several businesses are giving their employees this opportunity. What about you?

 

Do you sometimes feel sleepy during the day? Do you see your employees stifling yawns in meetings? A short nap could be the answer. The concept is simple: doze off into a light sleep for 5 to 20 minutes after lunch. This brief break will allow employees to recuperate physically and rebuild cognitive capacities essential for concentration and memory.

To introduce napping at work, all you have to do is set up a dedicated space for relaxing, or provide furniture specially designed so employees can nap at their desks. Above all, it’s essential to change the negative perceptions associated with napping. It has to become an accepted behaviour that is encouraged by management. Several large organizations like the Huffington Post, British Airways, Nike and Danone have welcomed the practice of napping for a number of years now.

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