We all know what it’s like to get out of the ‘wrong side of bed’. Grumpiness, short temper, slow thinking – these are all traits associated with lack of sleep, or poor quality sleep.
But a mounting body of evidence shows us that poor sleep can also affect our moral and ethical behaviour, our basic sense of what’s right and wrong. Indeed studies have shown that sub-optimal sleep can increase the likelihood of people cheating, lying and even abusive behaviour.
In today’s episode we talk to management professor Christopher M. Barnes, who specialises in looking at how sleep loss affects our moral and ethical behaviours, how sleep deprivation affects work outcomes, leadership and employee relations.
This episode’s guest:
Christopher M. Barnes is an Associate Professor of Management in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. His research examines the relationship between sleep and work. He examines how sleep and sleep deprivation influence work outcomes, as well as how work influences sleep.