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Presenteeism: when going to work just doesn’t work

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co-workers standing at water cooler“80% percent of success is showing up.” – Woody Allen

If you’ve ever shown up at work without being physically, mentally, or emotionally equipped to work, then you know what ‘presenteeism’ feels like. It’s normal to have ‘off days’, days when we’re ill or otherwise unable to focus on our work, but attempting to work on days like this may mean you are only able to give 20% of your ‘all’ to the job (with ‘just showing up’ accounting for the remaining 80%). You are certainly not achieving all that you otherwise could, and, depending on …

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