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Depression at Work Decreases Productivity

 Dated: 02-26-2013

Depression at Work Creating Some Critical IssuesDepression is a very critical disease, which can affect the mental and physical ability of any individual and productivity as well. While an employee is suffering from this type of issue, it can make negative effects in a professional atmosphere and in the minds of the coworkers and employers. Employers can’t maintain their business flow and profit due to this depression. It also affects the productivity of the company and reduces the growth within a short period. If the productivity of an active worker is decreasing due to this reason, then it’s a real worry for employers to lose such types of dedicated employees. These types of people can ignore work pressure like before and this mental issue can even affect the physical part of the sufferer and decrease health as well. If an employee has regular complaints about his pain and discomfort, then it the sign of depression!

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If you are finding such types of employees in the office, then you must take quick preventive actions to solve this issue. You can talk with the employee and let him understand that he is one of the important parts of your business and plays a major role in productivity. You can also tell regarding your worry by noticing his or her change. However, don’t make your employee feel that his or her job is in risk because it can make more negative effects on them than positive. It is a common workplace issue due to excess work pressure and complications. In this regard, employees' assistance program is one of the excellent ways through which you can solve your problem within a short period.

You need to convince your employee to use this service for their benefit and have a better outcome from this service as well. It is an excellent way of recovery from this health issue. You can also clear your employees about the company policies and rule regulations regarding this depression, so they can easily move through this process in case of any requirement. It is always more difficult for employees to consult regarding this matter with the HR manager as well as employers. As a friendly employer, you must encourage and make confident your employees to get quick relief from depression and start their work in previous flow.

You can also offer him a more flexible schedule to get a quick recovery from depression at work. As an employer, you can’t take this issue lightly because a little ignorance can turn this issue into a serious one. If you are taking excellent steps to clear this problem, then you definitely get support and assistance of your employees that can put positive impacts on your business growth. A good combination or understanding between employer and employee can help the business development. So, you need to understand your employee mentality at the time of depression to manage this issue in a quick amount of time. In most of the cases, companies have faced millions and millions of losses each year due to their employee depression problem, so you must focus on it.

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