Columbia, South Carolina (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Dr. Yvonne Corppetts will be lecturing on creating a healthy, emotionally-safe workplace in her workshop series on June 30, 2012 in Columbia, South Carolina. According to the American Time Use Survey, in 2010, 82% of employed persons worked on an average weekday while 35% of employed people worked on an average weekend day. Those employed worked on average 7.9 hours on a weekday. Dr. Corppetts states "although this seems typical to an 8-hour day, the average person probably spends more time than that."
"When you consider the preparation time a person spends getting ready to go to work (getting dressed, eating, etc.), the time spent traveling to work and returning home, and the time it takes winding down, work consumes a good portion of our life," says Dr. Corppetts. The last thing someone needs is to be harrassed, humiliated, or intimidated at work by an adult bully.
Corppetts contends that workplace bullying is a serious problem that needs to be addressed in order to keep employees' morale and effectiveness high. According to The Healthy Workplace Campaign, "workplace bullying is a problem because in its severe forms, it triggers a host of stress-related health complications that can include hypertension, auto-immune disorders, depression, anxiety to PTSD." "Yes, workplace bullying can lead to even PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), says Corppetts.
Dr. Corppetts suggests that organizations develop programs or enhance existing programs that help build a healthy, emotionally-safe work environment. "Much attention is placed on the physical safety of employees particularly in certain job fields such as construction, law enforcement and healthcare to name a few, but what about the psychological/emotional safety of employees," states Corppetts. There are five key aspects to look at when the desire is to build and maintain a healthy work environment; (1)
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