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Leadership in the Modern and Post-Pandemic Context Series: Presenteeism, Psychological Health and Performance at Work – Finding the Right Balance


Presenteeism is the behaviour of coming to work despite being sick, whether the health problem is serious or not. The phenomenon is actually more frequent than absenteeism, particularly among executives.

This event is based on a 2019 study of the impact of presenteeism on psychological health and job performance. Despite its potential adverse effects, presenteeism can have a positive impact on people's health when the behaviour occurs in a caring environment.

Participants will learn about actions and recommendations they can put in place to support a workplace culture that balances performance requirements with good health.

This event is part of the series Leadership in the Modern and Post-Pandemic Context and is presented in collaboration with Université Laval's Faculty of Business Administration.

Learn more about the Leadership in the Modern and Post‑Pandemic Context Series.


Caroline Biron, M.Ps., Ph.D., Full Professor and Director of the Centre d'expertise en gestion de la santé et de la sécurité du travail, Faculty of Business Administration, Université Laval; and Researcher at VITAM – Centre de recherche en santé durable

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