Important projects and meetings are often the reason why a staff member comes into the office, even when unwell. Misguided efforts to continue working when sick, can have a greater impact then a employee having one or two days off.
Although it's done out of job dedication in many cases, sick employees have a detrimental impact on the office – either via spreading the infection to others reducing their own productivity – increasing the potential for projects to go off track.
Illness is spread predominantly from person-to-person in respiratory droplets. When a sick person coughs or sneezes, or touches a workplace object germs can be spread. It only takes a healthy person to touch a contaminated object to risk infection.
What is the solution?
Having the ability for staff, who are well enough, to attend meetings using virtual meeting technology can ensure projects or important meetings can be kept on track – without the risk of infection.
Express Virtual Meetings CEO, Simon Ross, says "We always see a big increase in our business in the flu months of July and August. Many companies are waking up to the benefits of virtual meeting services to prevent the spread of sickness around their office".
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