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South Korean officials allow workers to take a nap on the job

Posted Jul 18, 2014 by Walter McDaniel
City workers in Seoul now have a chance to get a bit of extra rest. Between 13:00 and 18:00 they are allowed to take a nap while at work.
Seoul has a very active business and government scene. Officials how now tried to harness  Power Nap...
Seoul has a very active business and government scene. Officials how now tried to harness "Power Naps" for their operations.
Johannes Barre
Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) workers will now get to relax for a bit at their leisure. A spokesman talked to the Korea Times about this new idea: Employees can use lounges, conference rooms and other places to rest. Frankly, I don't think many will go for siestas because they have to make up for lost hours,
Officials are confident that the program will work since if you do take the nap you are clocked out. Therefore workers can skip the nap for their full pay or take one to get a bit of relaxation.
According to the previously mentioned report employees can rest on couches, lounges and other community areas. However there is no mention of whether any new buildings will be made for employees to rest in.
Naps have become as much a part of South Korean culture as getting married in some cases. Nearby in Japan business writers are extolling the virtues of the "Power Nap" on performance.
Accordingly there is scientific evidence to back up the claims that a nap can improve your performance. Sleep is irrefutably vital to how our bodies work so it is only logical that a successful country such as South Korea would look into it.