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When an employee is struggling, take a team approach.
Why are so many employees battling anxiety? How did anxiety bypass depression and how often does the job cause unrelenting anxiety? It is time for management to take a serious, long look at this problem. You can’t ignore the fact that employees are struggling. Some may have a predisposition to developing anxiety which gets exacerbated at work.
So, why am I writing about anxiety? This insipid problem is impacting so many people from all walks of life. Anxiety is making people feel they are at the end of their rope and have no place to go. We need to help them see that ignoring the problem doesn’t work.
What is causing this epidemic?
The list goes on and on. Why do I bring this up? These issues may be happening outside the job, but it is negatively impacting the workplace. This is an issue that needs to be looked at closer. What can we do in the workplace to help our colleagues from feeling they are going to lose it and fall apart?
Do you give support or just ignore the situation the best you can? How you handle this issue is so important to the wellbeing of both your practice and your employees. Your employees are your family. Are you taking care of them?
What can you do?
The important thing is if an employee is struggling, don’t ignore it. When that happens, the employee, the practice and the patients may suffer. Have open communication. Let them know you are a family and the goal is to work as a team. Are you working as one?
Email your thoughts on anxiety and what can be done to help employees at email@example.com