Even in some of the most otherwise forward-minded companies, napping at work is still a taboo. The workaholic culture is so embedded in our society that taking a nap at work is often frowned upon.
Companies are worried about how snoozing employees might affect their productivity and, in the end, their bottom line. Yet even a short nap can improve alertness, productivity, creativity, health and engagement. And all these factors are connected to company revenue. When sleep deprivation is responsible for $18 billion loss in the U.S., it's time to rethink why we do the things we do.
Napping at work is part of a work culture shift - that of working smarter, not harder.