Famous nappers such as have proved that even the most successful people need time to sleep.
A indicated that 53 percent of organizations surveyed create schedules that actively encourage deficiency. Unfortunately, this causes employees to be tired and unproductive at work.
Here are five ways to encourage employees to get more sleep:
1. Limit working hours.
If employees are staying at work well beyond their required hours, maybe it’s time to create boundaries.
For example, prevent employees from working too much by shutting off access to the email server at 5 p.m. Companies such as have implemented a such a rule. In 2011, the carmaker decided to shut off Blackberry servers that sent emails once an employee was done working for the day. Volkswagen employees gain access to their emails 30 minutes before their work shift and lose access 30 minutes after leaving work.
2. Stage walking meetings.
A study published in the found that insomniacs who spend 45 minutes to 60 minutes in the morning walking experienced a more restful night of sleep. This is because exposure to sunlight helps the human body readjust its circadian sleep cycle.
Instead of hosting meetings in a boring board room, consider injecting some energy into them. For instance, take meetings outside or to an indoor track where managers and employees can gather to discuss projects while they keep up a good pace. This is a great way to make sure employees are productive and active simultaneously.