In this economy everyone is being asked to do more with less. This leads to higher stress levels among valued employees and greater strain and interpersonal friction. The results: a negative impact on productivity, creativity and cooperation which affects your bottom line.
Most HR departments lack the time and resources necessary to make proactive interventions. Circumstances dictate a reaction only when these issues approach crisis proportions.
The best and most economical approach, both financially and human cost, is to nip these problems in the bud, before they mushroom and become a major liability. Proaction, as opposed to reaction, is the key to minimizing costs and limiting damage.
The targeted personal-growth initiatives I provide ameliorate the worst effects of problematic interpersonal behavior. Given the tools and skills needed to cope with workplace friction, employees become more satisfied and productive. These topical, effective and affordable initiatives can be tailored to fit your needs and budget.
Research indicates that employee’s unaddressed emotional issues result in increased absenteeism, higher utilization of healthcare benefits, decreased productivity, decreased creativity, decreased efficiency and poor relations with coworkers, supervisors and customers.
Bringing common workplace issues out into the open validates employee concerns. Appropriate behavioral and attitudinal responses can be modeled. As the workplace environment becomes increasing safe, stable and predictable, employees become more relaxed, focused and productive. Presented as a perk, valued employees respond well to the opportunity to achieve greater career success.
Employees are more receptive to programs that deal with happiness and contentment rather than depression. No one feels comfortable acknowledging depression. By dealing with depression and related issues without saying as much the experience is much more palatable and effective.
By addressing the everyday stresses and fractures that lie hidden beneath the workplace surface before they explode onto the scene, problematic issues are more readily and economically resolved. This contributes to a more relaxed, creative and productive workplace environment.