Nick Wallberg, Program Officer at the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in Melbourne, was first introduced to napping last year, through NapNow’s workplace nap challenge.
Nick set himself the goal of taking a nap once or twice a week. Despite it being the busiest period of the year Nick overcame the all too powerful, ‘too busy’ thinking and napped at least once a week. He used the low-tech method of lying down on his office floor and covering his eyes with a scarf for about 15 minutes. “It was such a saviour, especially when I had after hours meetings,” says Nick.
“I’ve continued to use ‘napping’ as a tool at work as it keeps me on top of things. I’ve also started to use it outside work as I have a few projects on the side,” says Nick.
And what does his boss think?“Leading a high profile organisation with small core team of high achiever means that we constantly strive to improve the quality of our offer to the market,” says Celia Hodson, CEO of SSE. “Working in an agile way and using napping to maintain energy is key to our success. Growing an internal culture that is aware of the value of a short nap has helped us to maintain our creative edge and remain focused on quality operations and growth,” says Celia.“I’ve tried to do it for 20 minutes at a time, but feel like 15-20 min gives about the same outcome.