Here’s a leadership lesson that every manager should have drilled into their head: You don’t let employees work when they’re sick.
Sounds pretty simple, doesn’t it? Of course it does, because it doesn’t take a management genius to know that sick workers hurt you in a number of different ways:
Sick workers don’t perform as well as healthy ones. Productivity drops precipitously when someone is ill and can’t perform up to expectations. A 2015 CDC study pegged the cost of missed work due to illness at $225 billion annually in the U.S., and the cost of diminished performance from those who work while sick is