Forcing It versus Letting It Grow Organically
Forcing a situation is productive when the end result outweighs the effort put into forcing it. In
general, forcing anything is automatically placed under the category of Plan B, second best. Plan A,
or the best, is usually considered to be whatever way is more organic. Drug and alcohol testing is
part of an inherently organic process. It begins with your decision to build a business or, if you are
a manager in said business, to take responsibility for your portion of the company.
In order to grow and maintain the level of growth of your business, you must have long term,
medium term, and short term plans in place. You must see the end result, and as you gain
knowledge and perspective, you must be able to appropriately alter your business plan and your
company’s goals in order to account for changes in both environment and in personal decisions
regarding the direction of your business.
Workplace drug testing is part of this organic process, and it is the input you need to correctly
assess the one factor in your business which you cannot directly control: the workers. In order to
make decisions regarding their employment, you must be able to understand their abuse or
beginning abuse of substances which are illicit both legally and regarding your company policy.
Drug and alcohol testing is essentially information gathering. Think of it as private research data
from inside of your own business. You will have a lot of data at your fingertips, but you will not be
getting it concerning your competition or your customer base, but regarding the most important
factor of your company’s entire life cycle: the workers.
Are you beginning to see a pattern here? The answers lie in the people themselves, not in faceless
and meaningless numbers and data about information systems. Mediscreen is AS4308 accredited
by NATA. The answers lie in what the people are doing or refraining from doing, in what their
stresses become, and in what their pressures become. Alcohol and drug testing, like the NATA
accredited onsite testing done by us, is part of the solution to the problem of employer-employee
benefits. It shows you what you need to know, but it does so in a solid, scientific way.
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