Creating brighter workspaces and stemming usage of mobile devices at home are two pieces of advice Entrepreneur gives managers that want to improve employee performance by improving sleep.
Jennifer Turgiss, vice president of health solutions at Framingham, Mass.-based Virgin Pulse, suggests employers should implement company-wide programs to improve employees’ sleep quality. “Employers can help employees improve sleep by developing sound policies and offering programs focused on improving sleep habits,” Turgiss writes me. “Educational and behavioral programs are also important offerings employers can provide to help employees improve their sleep habits.”
When designing a workplace program, invite sleep experts to visit the office throughout the month to counsel employees about their habits. Offer stipends for sleeping treatments, as part of a company’s wellness program. Stress-reducing treatments such as fitness memberships and massages can also help employees become more relaxed at work.