Absenteeism is one of the major costs of doing business. Now researchers at NEC-Mitsubishi say a major reason for this is “Irritable Desk Syndrome” (IDS): long working hours, cluttered desks and poor posture are making people sick. Other researchers have discovered that if you have too much stress after you get your flu shot, it may not work!
NEC says workers should take regular breaks and bring items to work that make their desks and cubicles more personal. When they interview 2,000 workers, 67% said they stayed at the desks longer now than they did two years ago, and 40% said they were too busy to clean up the clutter on their desks.