Why the heck is helping individuals overcome adversity so important to organizations today? After all, isn't this an employee issue that employers should just ignore? Besides, isn't getting involved in helping people through their personal problems taboo in the corporate world?
Running into questions like these are natural when it comes to organizations being concerned about investing in their employees' well-being. After all, many of them already invest in employee's health by providing them with some sort of health benefits, why would they want to invest additional dollars and time into helping their team address challenges in other areas of their life?
As a person who is known for overthrowing adversity in her life and teaching others to as well, I LOVE helping organizations realize that when we help individuals overcome adversities in their life, we are really helping build stronger organizations, communities, and families.
How is it worth it for my company to help my employees overcome their challenges you might ask?
Lets walk through some stats on what employes face when it comes to one of area are of their lives...financial:
Can you see how just this one area of one's life can overlap into other areas?
I mean really, when we look at the above stats, we can see that each one of these does more than just affect the employee's bank account numbers when we are taking about financial struggles. We can see that adversities that surround things such as our finances, relationships, career, and our health many times will have a ripple affect into other areas of our life which in turn does affect the quality of the work we do for our organizations.
Because organizations are made up of people with real problems they are facing everyday...people who have real thoughts, feelings and emotions. When we address helping people we are really addressing the heart of our organizations which in turn affects our communities and families.
So is it worth the investment of organizations today to help their employees gain tools to overcome challenges in their life? I will let you decide the answer to that.
Question: What are some challenges your team members face that could save their organizations time and money if they were given the tools to help them overcome adversities?
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