Even though mindfulness and wellbeing have made fantastic inroads into organisational practices and policies, it wasn't until Arianna Huffington spoke up about her own health issues, that a lot more focus was put on understanding sleep. Like many CEOs and driven entrepreneurs she was surviving on 3-4 hours of sleep per night, and this caught up with her, when she collapsed. Since then she became a fervent advocate for sleep.

In our conversation with Professor Vicki Culpin she confirms, that many leaders, CEOs and people on top of their game are so focused on their goals and putting in the hours, that they no longer listen to the warning signs of their bodies and forget that we have all finite resources, until it catches up with us. Parts of her research focused on understanding the differences between different levels of employees from young people to more senior executives in terms of numbers of hours of sleep and also the way poor sleep impacts their abilities to concentrate, perform, make decisions. 

The importance of sleep in organisational life

Prof. Culpin is one of the keynote speakers at the ZukunftPersonal Fair on the 20th October 2016 12.00 - 13.30  (Forum 1, Hall 2.1, Koelnmesse). 

The Zukunft Personal in Cologne is Europe’s largest specialist exhibition for human resource management. The topics covered range from recruiting and human resource services through work-related training courses, leadership and employment law to human resource software and the future of the working world. For the second year we are media partners to this fantastic event, producing podcast recordings with the keynote speakers, writing Blog articles in English and speaking at the event itself.