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With 510 franchises in the U.S. and abroad, Le Gourmet Gift Basket in Castle Rock, Colo., is the model of an always-on global business. Employees arrive early–5 a.m. isn’t unusual–to deal with clients in other time zones. They have all honed their techniques for avoiding jet lag and fatigue as they travel from the Colorado office to other U.S. locations, like Hawaii, or to Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia to meet with vendors and train new franchisees who sell the company’s high-end gift baskets. But that isn’t enough for CEO Cynthia McKay. She believes that good sleep means good business, and she has made it part of her company’s workplace culture.
In one of two designated sleep areas in Le Gourmet’s offices, employees can nap for 15 or 30 minutes on a foldout couch or single cot. If the alarm clock doesn’t rouse them, McKay will, to make sure they’re getting the short naps she thinks will do the most for productivity. “I consider my staff irreplaceable,” she says, “and I want to keep them off the road if they are not at their best.
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adapted from Time.com by Francine Russo
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