Presenteeism Defined: How to Reduce Presenteeism

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Dec 13, 2022 • 4 min read

Presenteeism is when workers cannot complete their jobs because of mental illness or health problems but show up to work anyway. A culture of presenteeism stems from a lack of policies and penalties for absences. Presenteeism causes a loss of productivity that costs companies money and harms employee health.