The “Harvard Business Review” defines presenteeism as “the problem of workers’ being on the job but, because of illness or other medical conditions, not fully functioning.” Do Good encourages people to love themselves first and to practice the good balance of life and career. We understand that presenteeism may be more common in tough economic times, when people are afraid of losing their jobs.
However, presenteeism will result in a serious drop in employee performance and productivity.
Many people come to work while they are ill or otherwise distracted by problems such as child care and chronic health conditions. While the employees are visibly sitting at their desks, or working on the floor, their focus isn’t really on the work. Furthermore, most studies confirm that presenteeism is far more costly than illness-related absenteeism or disability (source: hbr.org).