Stress is the major non-physical
problem that ripples out to create others. Stress leads to Anxiety,
which can lead to Depression. Untreated depression costs Australian
business on average $9,665 per person per year. This mounting evidence
that non-physical injuries are costing businesses more than anticipated
can no longer be ignored. Organisations often do not understand
the impact that stress has on their people, and their bottom line
Organisations have concentrated
on the back end of injuries and not enough time on the front end
(prevention). Eye injuries, back injuries, manual handling, have
generally been the focus, however the issue of non physical injuries
has not been concentrated upon. For instance Depression does not
remain in the car park whilst the employee attends work; today many
employees both male and female are attending work whilst suffering
from Depression. It is not uncommon for individuals to turn various
forms of medication often leading to abuse of alcohol and other
substances of dependence. Many employees are just getting through
the day. We witness many examples of Rage, (Car rage, Phone rage,
Supermarket rage) all just “One Degree Below Boiling”.
With this in mind we need to
revolutionise the manner in which we consider the Health and Welfare
of employees. Businesses that understand the direct impact of their
peoples’ wellbeing on their bottom line productivity and profit
will see long-lasting benefits and a workforce who will be inspired
to work more creatively and productively because they know that
they are being cared for.
Show the people
in your business that you care about their Wellbeing, and you will
inspire Loyalty, Unity and Creativity = Productivity.
GCA can provide industry leaders,
managers, HR practitioners and OHS/W practitioners with a greater
understanding of the direct link between resilience in the workplace
and a more productive and hence profitable organisation. GCA will
also provide practical tools in not going over that 'One Degree
below Boiling' and more importantly, reducing the temperature.
GCA is able to provide tools,
tips and techniques for sustainable workplace resilience practise.
Call us today to find out more.