If you are a working individual, you can instantly relate to the dire need of sparing time for oneself. This in itself is a huge task in front of which even your professional deadline seems like a piece of cake. As schedules are so tight these days, the only time one is free is either on weekends or at night. At times, weekends are not enough. This is why we are only left with the option of giving time to our hobbies or friends and family only at night. In the process of unwinding oneself, we often lose track of time and end up staying up later than usual. This normal activity of taking out time for yourself may result in causing misbehavior at work.
We have often been told that sleep is an essential factor to ensure a healthy life along with adequate productivity at work. But we tend to believe that staying up late for a week night and heading to the office the next day will cause no harm. This is a misconception. Psychological studies have clearly stated that even one bad night may cause misbehavior at work. Adding to that, if an employee gets away with such behavior on one day, it is likely that he might repeat it in future as well. This is why it is necessary that employees’ behavior is impeccable on a constant basis in the workplace.
How can lack of sleep cause misbehavior at work?
It is not always necessary that one loses sleep due to partying all night or catching up on his favorite TV series. It often happens that the neighbor’s noisy dog or stress about the bills that are due might also deprive you of sleep. This is why it is often quoted that one must never take his worries to bed. Thinking about them not only troubles you but may also add to your worries. People who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to take longer breaks in the workplace. Not only this, lack of sleep is also directly connected to the work productivity of the person. When an individual fails to get the desired result, he may snap at the people around him. Such reactions also come under misbehavior at work.
When an individual has received lesser sleep than he actually needed, he might be restless all day. He will be in a hurry to finish his work and rush back home to the comfort of his bed. This may lead to incomplete work and at times even lying in the office about the work progress. The individual might be absent minded due to which he is unable to comprehend the instructions. In such a situation, the employee does not like being corrected either. He will not be his usual cordial self on that particular. Therefore it is better to give the person a day off or the freedom to work from home. This can avoid any kind of misbehavior at work.