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Problematic Workplace Trends

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Today's society is also today's workplace environment. How to handle all these challenges out on the "shop floor!"

Today's society is also today's workplace environment. How to handle all these challenges out on the "shop floor!"

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  • 1. LifeServices Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 1-800-822-2827Margie Roop, LPCC-S; CEAP; SAP Regional Director
  • 2.  More conflictual than ever! Less willingness to be flexible with one another. Less cooperation. Viewing one another more competitively & suspiciously than ever!
  • 3. Trust issues?BullyingSexual HarassmentAngry outbursts & threatsPassive-aggressivebehaviorsTheftSubstance AbuseWasting time (on theinternet, on personal phonecalls, bringing in personalhobby items, leaving theworksite)
  • 4. EMOTIONS LIFE BALANCE ISSUES Anger  Financial worries Depression  Eldercare Despair  Adult children at home Anxiety  Grandparents raising grandkids Frustration  Spouse losing job Impatience  Preparing for retirement Fear  Major life stress!!
  • 5.  Substance abuse Marital woes Legal concerns Retirement fears Kids failing at school Medical concerns Job security Impact of media Perceived slights
  • 6. •Get an EAP!•Assume peopleARE struggling withpersonal problems.•Aggressivelypromote the EAP!•Train supervisorson effectivecommunication.
  • 7.  Institute and follow clear policies & procedures. Catch people doing things right-do not take these efforts for granted (positive reinforcement will go a lot farther than negative attention!).
  • 8. Do you have a policy &procedure ?Are your employees fullyaware?Are your supervisorstrained to identify &intervene?Would you knowparaphernalia if you sawit?Do you know whatalcohol & marijuana smelllike?
  • 9. Who can spot vulnerabilities in your workplace for:* Violence in the Workplace* Theft* Substance Abuse in the Workplace* Employee Conflict* Safety issues* Poor productivity, absenteeism, & poor morale
  • 10.  “Personal problems do not punch out when people punch in.” Life does not happen in a vacuum! Assume that 15-17% of any workforce is involved in some type of substance abuse while ON THE JOB! Think about the last time you had to go to work while involved in a personal crisis…..
  • 11.  Stress is not good for anyone! Get less stress by getting the facts and getting the assistance! LifeServices EAP 1-800-822-4847
  • 12. You deserve it!