Most days going to work follows a fairly routine pattern. Up at the sound of the alarm, shower, dress, perhaps eat breakfast if time allows. For some, the day's routine includes getting children off to school or daycare as well. For the most part, we don't give much thought to the routine or expect much to differ from day-to-day. But for some of us, the day unfolds in a way that no one expects or could even foresee.
Let me share how a serious freak accident changed everything for one of my close friends.
Here's Justin's story:
As a business coach focused on Workplace Trauma Solutions, I ask myself, how many of the business people I know would be able to handle such an unexpected business crisis. I am not talking about health insurance. Although that is important to have in place both for you and your employees. Instead, I'm asking about a plan to not only keep your business running but also to address the emotional and psychological fallout on your team. Here are some of the things this event has caused me to think about concerning withstanding such a workplace trauma event:
What if this was your workplace?
Have you considered how you would keep your business going if you or one of your key employees is suddenly incapacitated and unable to work? In part two and three of this blog, I'll cover some of the issues and employee concerns surrounding this type of workplace trauma and offer suggestions for being prepared, both from an employee and company perspective.
Trauma is one of the most difficult workplace events for managers to deal with positively, proactively, and productively. Due to many urgent issues that managers deal with, there is a tendency to put off training. However, being prepared to address employee needs is recommended. Linda Trignano, WorkplaceTraumaSolutions.com
ARE YOU PREPARED?
With trauma, it is not a question of whether or not it will hit your company; it is a question of when. My advice as a business coach is to be prepared for when. My newly published workbook entitled "Workplace Trauma Solutions - A Workbook for Managers" guides you step-by-step so that you and your staff are ready to deal with trauma, grief, and loss. Read more at Workbook for Workplace Trauma Solutions
As the founder of Trignano Consulting, LLC, I have a diverse blend of corporate and entrepreneurial experience with expertise in communications, sales and business development, human resources, and coaching. I offer professional workplace trauma solutions with a human resources and management focus from early stages to late stages of trauma, grief, and loss. My process is compassionate and in-depth. After an initial consultation, I prepare a tailored program based on your specific needs. Coaching encompasses one-to-one manager or staff member training or the entire team or company. If you are interested in setting up a training class or Lunch & Learn at your office, contact me at www.WorkplaceTraumaSolutions.com or 551-800-1127.