As employers, we often wonder why some employees have a continual habit of calling in sick on Fridays and Mondays. It seems like there is an evil demon out there in space, causing them to have continuous periods of time that prohibit them from working with you.
Have you ever thought that perhaps you’re the one giving them the disease? We are all human and some are more susceptible than others to the bad vibes in some companies. Many times, these vibes are the offshoot of the owner’s attitude about his or her life they bring into the office. Other times, it’s one employee whose acts are toxic to others in the office space.
There are some simple cures to these ailments, but one must be proactive and act rapidly when these types of ‘illnesses’ have found their way into the workplace. First, as an owner or senior officer of your company it is not okay to bring your personal problems in for display to the employees. It is also not okay to talk about others in front of employees. Nor is it okay to intimidate, shout or yell.
As for your employees, it is not okay to allow them to consistently bring in their bad baggage, infecting one another during company hours. Simply put, look in that big mirror and see if you are the culprit. If so, it is time for a remake of your façade in the company and perhaps a trip to a psychologist for a review of your mental health and attitudes towards people, places and things.
Lastly, after conferring with your labor counsel, it is generally most appropriate to remove toxic individuals from company operations.
It is so easy to have an operating environment that will have your employees looking forward to coming to the workplace as a haven for their productivity, their recognition of such and a pleasant environment they too often are not able to find in the outside world. This environment becomes a “gem” to the operation, to your profitability and the stability of your operations.
That’s how we do it at Bone Robertson & McBride Inc.
With good health to You,