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Rethinking presenteeism and prevention, post-COVID-19

Gabrielle Lis

Swap soldiering on for staying at home. Forgo social contact we used to take for granted. Two ways the status quo has gotta go in the post-COVID working world - and some potential unintended consequences.

1. PRESENTEEISM In the past, Australian conversations about presenteeism have tended to focus on productivity deficits related to untreated or unmanaged conditions. As Anna Kelsey-Sugg wrote on this site ten years ago, presenteeism “…involves workers who are physically present in the workplace, but due to an emotional or physical illness, aren't working to the level they could and should be.” The take away for employers was th...

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