Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Presenteeism Down Under

After we began our poll (see right column), we began to look for other survey work on our topic around the world. It appears that last year, the Sidney Morning Herald asked its readers, "how bad is presenteeism for you?" and found 37% of those responding identifying it as a serious problem, and 37% more citing it as an occasional problem.

In a place that has been described as "the land of the long weekend," it appears that things are changing in the workplace. And the fact that people are showing up, but doing little is seen as a serious problem. - The Sydney Morning Herald