Presenteeism Culture

The New “presenteeism” Culture

Employees are spending more time at work to impress their managers during the recession, but productivity levels are falling, research by management software firm OfficeMetrics has found. The survey of more than 7,000 UK employees found that staff are now spending an average of an extra 15 minutes each day at work compared to nine months ago, in order to prove their commitment and worth to managers. However, the poll revealed that the amount of time spent on job related activities has dropped by 3%, with many staff using extra time for personal pursuits such as surfing the Internet. OfficeMetrics managing director, Jon Mulligan, warned that employers could be “misled” if they judged staff performance solely on the time that they spent in the office. “Many of those who see... »