by Gillian Morris
Statton Design Group has over 23 years of experience as a commercial interior design firm in the Dallas area. On our blog we use our experience to provide insight into various aspects of commercial interior design and offer tips we have gleaned through our years of experience with local DFW clients.
With summer behind us and flu season fast approaching, it’s time to consider how to manage sickness in the workplace. We’ve all been there: going into work with a massive cold or flu, medicated to the nth degree, to prove our mettle as a tough employee.
Unfortunately, appearing “tough” to your coworkers is the only benefit of working sick. Coming to work sick just makes other people sick, which significantly reduces workplace productivity and ultimately costs businesses money.
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, paid sick days seem to be the best solution to the problem of “contagious presenteeism,” or what the NBER calls showing up to work with an illness. When workers have paid sick leave, they are less likely to practice contagious presenteeism and more likely to stay home, which keeps workplaces healthier.
For a great summary of the NBER working paper, check out the Dallas Morning News.
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