I was told to find a job that honors my passion and what I love to do, and I would never work a day in my life. Very true. I have been blessed with a job that feeds my passion. I was made for this. Working to teach people how to do life and love well is in my DNA. I can’t imagine waking up each morning and dreading going to work. That is precisely what many do. No wonder we have a society filled with so many who need wine, a stiff cocktail or marijuana to cope with each day. Depression is at an all-time high, many feeling isolated, lonely and rudderless.
As an employer, discontent in the workplace poses a huge challenge. Underperforming employees and turnover rates has an enormous price tag . There is robust empirical data outlining the corporate costs of losing an employee estimating between $25,000 to $30,000 each. Add to this the lost productivity of an unhappy, unfulfilled worker. Having consistently high turnover rates impacts business and bottom lines. When an employee quits, companies spend a huge amount of money, sometimes twice as much as that employee’s salary, in recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training. Losing an employee also effects those who remain. Workplace morale is reduced and trust and confidence in the company’s leadership wanes. Word of high turnover rates gets around, and the company finds it difficult to recruit the talent they need since those with a high skill level might be reluctant to work with a company that has unhappy employees and high turnover rates.
There are many reasons people leave their job. They can be over-worked, overlooked, burned out, they can be frustrated with their colleagues or feel uneasy regarding leadership. They can feel undervalued, invisible, stressed, isolated and limited. There can be unresolved conflict, tension, a lack of unity and cohesiveness in the workplace that would foster cooperation and collaboration. Healthy relationships in the workplace is essential.
Recently, I overheard a conversation about a gal who left a good paying job at a wealth management firm because of what she perceived as dubious business practices and unethical colleagues. She now works at a firm for a substantially lower salary that has a high level of transparency, trust and enjoys healthy relationships with her team members. She is satisfied with a lower salary because she has peace and a feeling of comradery in her new job.
Because the goal of building a healthy workplace culture is imperative to the success of a business, the Center for Relationship Education has developed fun, interactive, experiential corporate workshops to assist with this goal. These workshops improve morale, increase communication and cooperation among employees, create a team approach, increase conflict resolution skills, increase each participant’s self and other awareness and impart skills for stress management and well-being. Many would call what we do soft skills development, we call it essential skills for employee satisfaction and corporate success. For more information about corporate workshops contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.myrelationshipcenter.org
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