The Real 800-Pound Gorilla of Presenteeism
Harvard Business Review
MAY 22, 2013
In October, 2004, Harvard Business Review published an article entitled "Presenteeism: At Work — But Out of It." Its author Paul Hemp argued that, whereas managers tend to be highly aware of worker absenteeism, they should be more attuned to presenteeism, which finds workers at their posts but prevented by various ailments from performing very well. But what he missed was the real 800-lb gorilla of presenteeism: untreated sleep-disordered breathing.