Employees sleeping on the job? It might just increase productivity and profit.

Is fatigue management part of your business strategy? More and more companies are shifting their focus to look at the business implications of employee fatigue and the need for company policies that promote getting a healthy dose of rest. In this week’s issue of MacLean’s magazine the cover story, The Secrets of Sleep, takes a closer look at the effects of fatigue on our daily lives.

In the interview with David Randall, author of Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep, he touches on workplace fatigue and the importance of acknowledging its presence. “So many companies are realizing it’s a global marketplace and they’re asking more of workers. For the longest time it was just we’ll work harder, drink more coffee, you know, push it to the next level. Now we know there are trade-offs,” he begins. “One fatigue-management-company president told me of a client, a train company, … Read more...