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The Week contest - Lost productivity
Workers showing up after a bad night’s sleep may cost U.S. companies $63 billion a year in lost productivity. Create another condition that may cost companies even more
Good sleep = More cash
Good sleep = More cash Courtesy Shutterstock
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elcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for the results of the previous contest: New Religions

Last week's question: Scientists estimate that workers showing up after a bad night’s sleep — known as "presenteeism" — may cost U.S. companies $63 billion a year in lost productivity. Please create the name of another condition that may cost companies money even when workers do show up.


THE WINNER
: Social Notworking
Frank Letchworth, Knoxville

SECOND PLACE: Irritable Boss Syndrome
BJ Fogg, Stanford, Calif.
 
THIRD PLACE: Emailaise
Scot Lee, Mountain View, Calif.


HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Pension Deficit Disorder
Jessica Urriola, Randolph, N.J.

Hangovertime
Jack Miller, Venice, Fla.

Angry Bird Flu
Paul Witte, New Hope, Pa.
 
MGS: Multiple Gadget Syndrome
Marsha Einhorn, New York City

Twitter Thumb Syndrome
Ryan Redfield, St. Cloud, Minn.

Solitaire-ity
Kevin Gallagher, New York City

Drone’s Disease
Bill Horst, Newtown Square, Pa.
 
Low Interest Rate
Janine Witte, New Hope, Pa.

Social Media Anxiety Disorder
Ken Kellam III, Dallas

Twitterrhea
Wendi Friedman Tush, New York City

Divercheckyou“like”this
Scott “Tom” Dennis, Avalon, Calif.

Elevated Textosterone
Trula M. LaCalle, Sebastopol, Calif.

Napotism
Richard N. Oberg, Santa Rosa, Calif.

Worker App-athy
Bill Kennard, Winston-Salem, N.C.

IDHD (IPod-Diminished Hearing Disorder)
Cindy Kalinoski, York, Pa.

March Sadness
Robert Steele, Hickory, N.C.

App-endicitis
Cheryl Old, San Diego

YouTuberculosis
Lorene Boisvert, Santa Monica, Calif.

Post-Romantic Stress Disorder
John Malatesta, New York City

eBayola Virus
Mark Weaver, Redondo Beach, Calif.

Emailaria
Bob O’Connor, Charlottesville, Va.

 

 

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