Ever been drunk at work? Research shows that disrupted sleep, dehydration, distraction and uncomfortable working environments impair our ability to take in information, recognize patterns and make decisions. The level of impairment can match the level reached when exceeding the UK blood alcohol limit for driving.
If we don’t get these things right, either by looking after ourselves or as organizations by creating the right conditions at work, both physical and cultural, we could effectively have a workforce that’s drunk on the job.
Looking after wellbeing in its broadest sense makes good individual and business sense. There’s lots we can do as individuals, managers and organizations – including paying as much attention to ourselves as we do our smartphones by always keeping one eye on our battery status!