A CAUSAL STUDY ON THE IMPACT OF PRESENTEEISM AT WORK PLACE AND WAYS TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY IN IT AND ITES SECTOR

Authors

N. Chellam, Ph.D Scholar|
Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore.

Dr. G Jayanthi, Research Supervisor
Department of Management Science, Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts& Science, Coimbatore.

Abstract

The organizations are facing new challenges and encouraging its employees to adapt to the changing business need, environment and demanding situations at the workplace. With the current pandemic scenario, the work equations have changed completely and employees are sitting in the job for more than 10-12 hours in a day and productivity is been affected remarkably. The employee’s presenteeism at work is not apparent unlike absenteeism. It hits the job card at a very later stage and by then things were beyond control and need to call for an immediate action plans which again puts so much of pressure on their productivity. This led to focus on the study in reducing presenteeism at work by understanding the underlying problems of employee’s and its impact on the productivity. The study has encouraged to consider factors such as physical, mental, family, financial and social health to know the impact of presenteeism at work and way to address it at an early stage. The study reveals that comprehensive approach in addressing employee’s personal problem, supporting them in work – life balance, and a word of encouragement would help them in reducing the presenteeism. Also, the interval breaks at work, upgrading the employee’s skills and considering the job conditions will help to increase the productivity within the time frame.