presenteeism


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presenteeism

To constantly be present at work, even if one has the option of taking time off. I don't know what your last office was like, but there's no need for such presenteeism here—if you're feeling unwell, then by all means, take a sick day! His presenteeism seems to run in his family—neither of his sisters ever take their vacation days, either.

presenteeism

n. the affliction of failing to take time off from work, even when it is available. (A jocular and contrived opposite of absenteeism.) The office suffered from bouts of presenteeism during the winter when the workload was light.
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Presenteeism, also referred to as at-work-productivity loss or at-work-disability, when a worker is incapable of fulfilling their responsibilities, is another factor generating the indirect costs of lost productivity.
(xiv) Gary Johns identifies many different definitions of presenteeism in the literature, with good and bad connotations.
Total Health-related costs due to absenteeism, presenteeism, and medical and pharmaceutical expenses in Japanese Employers.
In fact, a recent survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development earlier this year found that presenteeism has more than tripled since 2010.
Whilst there may be a problem with those with mental health issues taking time off work, there is increasing concern over how presenteeism (in this case attending work whilst ill with poor mental health) is affecting the productivity of many organisations.
The culture of presenteeism has been suggested from the different incidences found in distinct occupational groups, without the mediating collective mechanisms having been investigated.
"Absenteeism is when the person is not capable of reporting to work, whereas presenteeism is when the person comes to work but is not functioning well and is mentally absent.
Cities such as Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds and London had the worst "presenteeism problem", said the report.
Almost two out of five people admit to working late after their bosses encourage a culture of presenteeism, according to research by Totaljobs.
Physicians, however, were well above this average, with 63% reporting they had worked with an influenza-like illness (ILI); they were not quite as far above average as pharmacists, though, who had a 67% rate of "presenteeism"
Physicians, however, were well above this average, with 63% reporting they had worked with an influenza-like illness (ILI); they were not quite as far above average as pharmacists, though, who had a 67% rate of "presenteeism"--the highest among all of the health care occupations included in the survey, said Sophia Chiu, MD, MPH, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and her associates.
This may result in disengagement and "presenteeism," which in the workplace is defined as being present at work, but less productive or not fully functioning due to a health problem [23].
This is known as presenteeism and it can be an even greater drag on productivity than absenteeism.
Significant improvements were found for the outcomes of absenteeism (65% reduction), presenteeism (32% reduction), workplace distress and life satisfaction (both scored 13% improvement).