Monday, July 30, 2007

You Never Know

I was in a training class today. It's a lecture style class and the instructor was very good but by mid afternoon my eyes had glazed over and I began to drool. I had my chin propped on my hand and when gravity made my head list to starboard the wrist and elbow buckled and it took a miraculous recovery to keep from banging my nose on the desk. I was embarrassed to say the least. I acted as if I had dropped something and was leaning in for a closer look. The instructor was hip to me. He was not fooled for a second but the rest of the class was in various states of unconscientiousness so they didn't have a clue which was a good thing. I stood by my desk for a while a stretched to wake up.
I think the folks in South America have the right idea. They take a two hour lunch and after they eat, they take a nap. I know for a fact that I would be much more productive if I had about a thirty minute nap after lunch.
I'm thinking about suggesting this new policy at our next Employee Satisfaction survey. "Bear with me boss, I think you would see a dramatic increase in productivity if your entire team had a nap time built into their day." My boss actually has a great sense of humor and I'm sure this suggestion would make him spew his Dr. Pepper all over his laptop. Still, you never know till you ask.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:57 PM

    There is plenty of research to back up your thinking. Studies show as much as 20% increase in productivity for employees who get a power nap and a seated massage after lunch.


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