I found this article very interesting to read that I want to share with you all. Below is the link to the article that was written by Brian de Haaff.
When I finish reading this article, a question come to mind: Is taking a short nap really is a threat to company’s success as well as employee work performance? 😕
I, personally, think that there are far more factors that contribute to this matter not just “a nap” alone. When it comes to keep employees engaging in the job, we have to think of every possible reason, find the best solution that works for both the employee and company, and implement it. We cannot justify that “people taking a cat nap” (de Haaff, Brian) is the threat if the work he/she does is better and more proficient than the rest of his team. If it’s opposite, then we need to re-evaluate that employee’s performance, and decide if letting the employee taking a nap is a right decision or not.
I know that most companies really values their time at work, so they are pretty unhappy to see their employees taking a few minutes off their work to take a short nap. However, if you want to retain your best employees, you need to provide work/life balance benefit to your employees, and taking a short nap is one way to go.
According to National Sleep Foundation, “a short 20-30 minutes nap can help to improve mood, alertness and performance.” Famous people like “John F.Kenedy, Ronald Reagan, Napoleon, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and George W. Bush are known to have valued an afternoon nap” (National Sleep Foundation)
Be humble, not everyone’s work style is the same 😉
For reference: https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/napping
Written by: Trang Pham – HR Coordinatior
Action Employment Service