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Description:  According to a recent survey by Robert Half, over three-quarters of Canadians are tired at work on a fairly regular basis. If you are tired, it is more difficult to put in a strong effort at work. More mistakes can happen. Profits could suffer. Productivity catalyst Clare Kumar argues that both management and the employees share responsibility in making sure workers get that 7 to 8 hours of sleep most people require.

Date:  November 8, 2018

Source:  cbc.ca

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/more-workers-are-tired-on-the-job-and-its-bad-for-business-1.4897585

 

Discussion points:

1) Could you relate to this story? Is getting enough rest an issue for your life?

2) What approach might you take to try to determine the cost of tired workers to a company?

3) In Chapter Seven of Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision-Making, we can see a discussion of the limitations of internal control. What limitations does worker fatigue best fit under?

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