A nap just might be good for business. Because Americans already work more, on average, than our counterparts in Japan or Germany, for example, and because we also suffer increasingly long commutes even to get to and from work, many of us are not getting enough sleep. Read more here.
“Businesses are aware of the impact of exhaustion on their workers. McKinsey found 70 per cent of the leaders surveyed thought that sleep management should be taught in organisations, alongside time management and communication skills.” Read more about how businesses are investing in sleep and MetroNaps’ role here.
MetroNaps’ CEO, Christopher Lindholst, explains how corporations can create a nap-friendly workplace and why it’s no longer a company perk but an essential element to any workplace. He says: “Encouraging employees to nap during the day might seem counterproductive but could actually help boost performance and productivity.” Read more here.
“Companies have woken up to the realization that people want and need to sleep at work. And [actually] we [humans] have been sleeping less and less each year. “ Listen to more about the sleep industry and it’s affect on the business culture here.
“Lindholst is the CEO of MetroNaps, which has been working for over a decade to make napping an acceptable part of the workday. The company’s product, the EnergyPod, is a…souped-up recliner chair that shields the light, gently vibrates, and plays ‘specially composed sleep music.’” Read more on the EnergyPod and the cost of napping, or lack-thereof, in Quartz.
The Business District in Boston has become the first every coworking space to install an EnergyPod for its tenants.
“…The space will feature a recharge room equipped with an EnergyPod by MetroNaps. This revolutionary product, the first in a shared workspace in the western hemisphere, combines luxurious comfort, innovative technology and timeless design, fitting in perfectly with Business District’s vision of creating a “five-star” level of services and amenities for businesses.” Read more here.
“Lindholst created the Energy Pod to create a space where it was sanctioned and encouraged to take a nap, and where people can do it the right way to truly reap the benefits. It’s all about creating an environment where it’s difficult to stay awake; an environment where the body and mind can relax. Doing this involves blocking out sensory input.” Read more in AllWork Space here.
As a professional meeting planner, you know better than anyone how productive and educational a well-designed conference or tradeshow exhibition can be…But while meeting professionals typically obsess over every angle to ensure their event's success, most tend to overlook one obvious point: Event participants are tired. Read more here.
People are less productive and more prone to illness when they don’t get enough sleep. In other words, poor sleeping habits in employees are costly for employers. Research estimates that lost productivity due to poor sleep cost $3,156 per employee with insomnia and about $2,500 for those with less severe sleep issues. Read more on The Next Web.
"In Colorado, [Christopher] Lindholst says that Colorado State University and the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus are waking up to the benefits of sleep, as they incorporate EnergyPods in their health centers and libraries." Read more here.