Health and Wellness Tips
Resolving Workplace Conflict: Conflict is a normal and natural part of any workplace. When it occurs, there is a tendency for morale to be lowered, an increase in absenteeism and decreased productivity.
The Respectful Workplace: Respect is an important aspect of the productive workplace. It is an essential dimension that creates an atmosphere in which there are good working relationships at all levels of employment. Disrespectful behavior in any employment setting is unproductive, costly, and causes gross inefficiencies. A respectful work environment is one where employees feel safe, are treated fairly and accepted; where diversity and tolerance for differences are understood and celebrated.
Depression: There are times when all of us feel sad, blue or 'down' and can't seem to get any enjoyment out of life. For most people, these feelings are short-lived and we are able to again enjoy our daily activities. For others however, the emotional pain becomes so severe and prolonged that it becomes an interference in our lives.
Grief and Grieving: Grief is the process by which we adjust to the loss of someone (or something). It is important to understand that there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to grieve or experience grief. There are however some commonalities that most people experience when they have lost a loved one.
When Alcohol is a Problem: Alcohol abuse can cause problems not only for the abuser, but for people around her/him. Spouses, family members, friends often ask, "What do I say?", "What can I do to help?", "When should I say something?".
Substance Abuse and Supervisory Intervention: Substance use and abuse problems in the work environment have costly consequences for everyone involved – the employee, the employer and peers or colleagues. If it is suspected that an employee has a substance use or abuse problem because of deteriorating work performance, ignoring the situation will not help or make it go away.
Smoking Cessation: Tobacco use and addiction can cause life-threatening health problems for smokers. In addition, the negative impact of second-hand smoke on loved ones and/or cohabitants has been well-documented. Proven methods including education, behavioral changes, and emotional support can help smokers become quitters.