Proactive resolution of workplace problems
As an employer, you don’t always have visibility over the extent and causes of workplace problems. Bad behaviour and dysfunction can be hidden within teams, geographic areas, functional groups or chains of command.
Increased turnover, sick leave, absenteeism and poor performance are all signs of dysfunction. Sometimes a critical incident has occurred, involving legal or reputational risks, serious injury or intervention by external regulators.
It can often be very difficult for employers to get full and honest information about the situation. Many employees feel uncomfortable about revealing their concerns directly to you. They may:
- perceive that supervisors and managers are involved, or are subjective or have their own motives,
- worry that another key employee is reticent to speak up, or
- not want to ‘stick their neck out’ or be seen as part of the problem.
If you have a suspicion that something is ‘not quite right’, you don’t have to wait to receive a formal complaint. Trust your instincts, and address the problem before it festers.
This is when conducting an independent workplace review or a faciliated discussion can provide you with invaluable insight and advice.
Worklogic conducts independent workplace reviews of problematic, dysfunctional or unethical workplaces and teams, and of critical incidents. The goal of a workplace review is to explore and understand the situation, and to give practical and strategic advice to resolve the workplace problems. We identify problems, risks and opportunities to improve the morale, efficiency, functioning and ethics of the team.
By conducting an independent workplace review, you can proactively explore the causes and resolution of workplace problems. You don’t have to wait for a specific complaint, resignation, stress leave or a legal claim – you can manage risks before damage and costs are incurred.