Employees are coming into work sick more often than managers realize, according to a recent OfficeTeam survey.
Employees who said they “very frequently” go to work when they’re feeling sick: 45%. Managers who thought this was common practice: 17%.
Unfortunately, people make more mistakes when they come to work feeling ill. Some and team leaders:
- Communicate expectations. Let people know that you prefer they stay home when they’re not feeling well.
- Set an example. People are more likely to stay home when they’re sick if others do the same.
- Give options. Can people telecommute if they think they’re coming down with a cold?