Is it ok to fall asleep in the office?

, ,

Have you ever felt the need to close your eyes for a few seconds at work? Maybe even for a few minutes? In fact, have you ever fallen asleep at work?

Now, whilst there may be occasions where people are working such long hours that they are physically exhausted and maybe grab a quick rest, there are also some people who are just, how can I put it, but plain lazy.

If you have lazy people working in your team there are various ways to deal with them. For example, setting clear targets and finding out what really motivates them.

Over in China though some senior employees at a tax office in the Shanxi province were told to attend video conference training on how to get rid of laziness in the office.

The aim of this training was to remind officials that they couldn’t play games or undertake other recreational activities at work.

Although this was a good idea in principle, in reality it didn’t prove to be particularly successful.

The training was by way of 2-way video conferencing and five of the senior level officials from the tax bureaux that attended the “laziness prevention video conference” were spotted either reading newspapers or sleeping.

Brilliant! You’re told to attend a conference on dealing with laziness and you then go and fall asleep during it.

The end result was that they were all suspended from their jobs.

Looking on the bright side though, being suspended from work will of course enable them to catch up with some sleep at home.

Do you ever feel tired at work? If so, then maybe you should...

...wear a tie. Japan is famous for the long hours that some of their office workers undertake but there is now an invention that will[..]

We all make mistakes at work and I know you shouldn't laugh but...

On Tuesday, Microsoft were due to launch their much anticipated Windows 7 phone system. The launch event was scheduled to take place in New York[..]

An unexpected ending...

A lot of you may have been on business trips but I bet your trip wasn't as exciting (and tragic) as this gentlemen's trip was.[..]

Is the joke on Volkswagen?

The German carmaker Volkswagen said “we regret if it appeared to some that we overshot the mark of this campaign.” The campaign involved announcing that[..]

Diversity champion leaves...

If you are the diversity champion of an organisation with approximately 20,000 employees it’s probably best if you’re not bullying staff. Deloitte’s (now ex) deputy[..]

Enjoy the freeze...

Working from home has become a fact of life for a lot of people due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Synonymous with working from home are[..]