Encouraging Aussies to take a sickie instead of soldiering on

Last year if I asked you, would you go to work if you had a cold? You’d probably take your tissues and lozenges and head to work. Now, with COVID-19 it’s a different scenario entirely but the pressure for many people to still go to work remains. 

The NSW government lifted the work from home order on Monday. The public health order that required employers to let their staff work from home where possible. Now, as we return to the offices and workplaces it is crucial that we don’t come in if we are feeling unwell. So, what can be done to reduce the pressure employees have to turn up to work to soldier on?

Professor Stephen Teo, a Professor of Work and Performance at Edith Cowan University joined The Daily.

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