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!"

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Problematic Workplace Trends

  1. 1. LifeServices Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 1-800-822-2827Margie Roop, LPCC-S; CEAP; SAP Regional Director
  2. 2.  More conflictual than ever! Less willingness to be flexible with one another. Less cooperation. Viewing one another more competitively & suspiciously than ever!
  3. 3. Trust issues?BullyingSexual HarassmentAngry outbursts & threatsPassive-aggressivebehaviorsTheftSubstance AbuseWasting time (on theinternet, on personal phonecalls, bringing in personalhobby items, leaving theworksite)
  4. 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. 5.  Substance abuse Marital woes Legal concerns Retirement fears Kids failing at school Medical concerns Job security Impact of media Perceived slights
  6. 6. •Get an EAP!•Assume peopleARE struggling withpersonal problems.•Aggressivelypromote the EAP!•Train supervisorson effectivecommunication.
  7. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 12. You deserve it!

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