To perform well, you must sleep well.
To produce well, you must sleep well.
To reduce accidents/errors, you must sleep well.
Poor sleep impairs workplace performance and productivity. And poor sleep impacts a shocking number. Businesses can only fully optimize the workforce when collective sleep quality improves.
What gets measured gets managed. What gets managed gets done. So goes the saying attributed to Peter Drucker.
Now you can measure — and therefore manage — the sleep performance of your workplace to drive optimization.
My custom interface with Oura sleep data (other wearables in process) provides you a dashboard of key sleep metrics. You get your teams collective sleep performance, they retain their privacy. The service includes my training and experience to support individuals needing assistance to get better sleep.
During Covid-19, staying home when sick elevated to a key public health step. Oura provides temperature deviation. Now, temp check alerts can be issued upon awakening for team members who may be at risk for fever.
With this technology — and my support — you can deliver improved health to your team and your bottom line. A Win Win.
Your New Team Sleep Performance Dashboard
You can now see your teams collected performance in a variety of areas. Below are the standard issue graphs. We can build others upon request.
Pretty straight forward. The average of total sleep hours for your team.
Oura, and others, use algorithms weighing many metrics in addition to total sleep for computing an overall assessment of the night.
Number of People With Less Than 6 hours of Total Sleep
Six hours is a common threshold of inadequate sleep. Less than that spells danger. Here we count the number of people each day who come in under 6.
Number of People with Elevated Body Temperature
While not diagnostic, if a change over your baseline body temperature approaches 1 degree F, I would recommend using a normal thermometer to check for fever — and the people that populate this chart will receive an email alert.
I’ve had one fever in the last few years, and for the week my Oura clued me into the situation. If you see this metric growing for your team, action may be required.
Steps are an indicator of physical activity. Physical activity correlates to good health. Increased physical activity also leads to better sleep.
With this collated data, you can see if your team is moving. Maybe even a team lunch for a month averaging over 10,000 steps?
Why This Drives Health, Happiness, and Performance
First, the simple act of using Oura (and similar sleep tracking wearables) creates profound real time feedback on how daily activities affect sleep. Eating too much/too late wrecks sleep. Too much alcohol, too close to bed wrecks sleep. Bright light/screen time too close to bed, wrecks sleep. And those are just tips of the iceberg.
I’ve read a ton of books, tried two tons of supplements. But nothing has been more impactful to health and performance than implementing what Oura shows me.
Now, as an employer, you can help foster this improvement. And improve workplace morale and performance along the way. The research recommends action at the employer level.
Learn More, including pricing and how to get started:
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