Within the world of work, it’s taken as a given that those employees who leave work ‘on time’ are seen as underperforming compared to their counterparts who exceed their stated work hours. But why is this? Is this a productive cultural trend to encourage in the workplace? Moreover, are we as employers unknowingly encouraging this practice of presenteeism to our the detriment of our own businesses?
It’s a rare person who doesn’t find others a little weird sometimes, and it’d be a terribly tedious world if we were all the same. But while our uniqueness can sometimes separate us from others, it’s possible to take the mystery out of other people’s behaviour with the right attitude of curious enquiry and a genuine willingness to understand.