Thursday, December 16, 2004

Yes, they are all here, but in the bathroom, it appears.

According to a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, the "gut reaction" of a workforce to stressful conditions at home or at work can really sap productivity.

The New York Times > Magazine > Presenteeism: "The bank Comerica, for instance, sponsored an in-house health study that determined that at least 10 percent of its workforce of 10,919 suffered from irritable bowel syndrome and that the condition reduced on-the-job productivity by approximately 20 percent. ''People show up for work, but with the pain -- not to mention frequent trips to the bathroom -- they're just not very productive,'' a Comerica vice president said in an article in the October issue of Harvard Business Review. In response, Comerica sponsored a series of hourlong sessions with a gastroenterologist for its employees. "

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