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GMB viewers divided as half of millennials say a nap at work would help ‘their wellbeing’

Would YOU take a nap at work? Entrepreneur who’s put bedrooms in her office insists it boost productivity – but The Apprentice’s Michaela Wain insists it’s ‘undisciplined and inappropriate’ to sleep on the job

  • Half of millennials say a nap at work would help ‘their well being’
  •  Business owner Kike Oniwinde told GMB a power nap can improve productivity
  • While former Apprentice candidate Michaela Wayne insisted it is inappropriate
  • Some viewers weren’t impressed and were left divided on social media

Napping on your lunch break or a power nap before a meeting can improve productivity a business owner claimed in a Good Morning Britain debate.  

Founder of Black Young Professionals Network Kike Oniwinde, 29, appeared on Good Morning Britain today alongside former Apprentice candidate and construction company owner Michaela Wayne, 33, who insisted it is ‘inappropriate’ to sleep on the job, and to be successful you ‘need discipline’. 

It comes after a recent poll revealed half of millennials would like the chance to nap at work, insisting it would help with their well being. 

Founder of Black Young Professionals network Kike Oniwinde, 29, (pictured) appeared on Good Morning Britain today to discuss napping in the work place, she insisted a power nap before a meeting can improve productivity

Founder of Black Young Professionals network Kike Oniwinde, 29, (pictured) appeared on Good Morning Britain today to discuss napping in the work place, she insisted a power nap before a meeting can improve productivity

Former Apprentice candidate and construction company owner Michaela Wayne, 33,  insisted it is inappropriate and to be successful you need discipline

Former Apprentice candidate and construction company owner Michaela Wayne, 33,  insisted it is inappropriate and to be successful you need discipline

However there seems to be a generational divide because only one in ten older workers feel the same.

Kike admitted she lets her staff take a kip and she even provides bedrooms in the office. 

She explained: ‘What I am pro, is if people want to take a nap on their lunch break or take a quick power nap before a meeting.

‘For example I did sports before at Great Britain level and we had to sleep. We had to take a nap during the day to revitalise and recharge and then they get the best productivity out of you.’ 

Speaking to Kate Garraway and her co-host Richard Madeley, Michaela said if any of her employee's asked to take a nap she would ask them to 'get off the site'

Speaking to Kate Garraway and her co-host Richard Madeley, Michaela said if any of her employee’s asked to take a nap she would ask them to ‘get off the site’

Good Morning Britain took to the streets to ask the public with one person saying 'I think I would feel anxious of I saw any of my employees asleep at their desk'

Good Morning Britain took to the streets to ask the public with one person saying ‘I think I would feel anxious of I saw any of my employees asleep at their desk’

Speaking to Kate Garraway and her co-host Richard Madeley, Michaela said if any of her employee’s asked to take a nap she would ask them to ‘get off the site.’

Michaela admitted: ‘I would be genuinely concerned and worried that they had some sort of medical condition. I don’t think it’s normal for adults to be sleeping during the day.’

She said: ‘I don’t want people to see people sleeping around my office, what if I come in with a client and I got all my staff asleep?’

‘I don’t think it’s an excuse. My three-year-old goes to bed at 7am and wakes up at 7pm so he can do 12 hours with out napping in the day and he’s three.’

While some people agreed with Kike saying 'if they need a cat nap, allow them to do that rather then falling asleep in the middle of something they are doing'

 While some people agreed with Kike saying ‘if they need a cat nap, allow them to do that rather then falling asleep in the middle of something they are doing’

Another person said she used  to nap at work as she was cabin crew so she 'took naps quite often'

Another person said she used  to nap at work as she was cabin crew so she ‘took naps quite often’

Her view was echoed when Good Morning Britain took to the streets to ask the public with one person saying ‘I think I would feel anxious if I saw any of my employees asleep at their desk.’

While some people agreed with Kike saying: ‘if they need a cat nap, allow them to do that rather then falling asleep in the middle of something they are doing.’

Another said: ‘I think you should be able to nap at work, I am cabin crew so I take naps quite often – it’s great.’ 

Viewers weren’t impressed and were left divided on social media with one person saying: ‘If you need a nap during the day as an adult, go see a doctor and go to bed earlier. Who even has time for that at work? I can’t believe you’r even asking this as a serious question.’

Another said: ‘Why not just a later start at work? Wouldn’t need to nap through work, it’s not going to look good on a company that have investors walking in with workers snoozing.’

While another person argued: ‘This is not new, for many years I worked NHS staff slept/rest on the night shift used their breaks for this & took turns.They would have all breaks together so got 1+hrs. It was common place everywhere I worked nights,I didn’t then & don’t think it’s ok now, made them groggy.’

Viewers weren't impressed and were left divided on social media with one person saying 'if you need a nap during the day as an adult, go see a doctor'

Viewers weren’t impressed and were left divided on social media with one person saying ‘if you need a nap during the day as an adult, go see a doctor’

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