Sick and Tired??

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Performance Coaching LogoThe silly season is well and truly upon us and this means that workers may be prone to fatigue brought on by physical, cognitive and emotional overload. The impact of dealing with increased customer activity, longer and more frequent shifts, more intense organisational demands and compressed deadlines can be compounded by the pressure of fitting in more social activity and personal commitments in the lead-up to Christmas. Fatigued workers are at greater risk of workplace and transport accidents, not to mention less productive, liable to make mistakes and emotionally more fragile with colleagues and customers.

Key warning signs to look for, where out of character for an employee, include:

  • Heightened emotional reactions such as being snappy or upset, withdrawal, moodiness or generally a bad attitude
  • Consistently late for work
  • Frequent forgetfulness or mistakes
  • Chaotic workspaces
  • Tired or dishevelled appearance
  • Falling asleep at work
  • Increased susceptibility to illness
  • Decreased productivity with longer hours

If you are concerned about fatigue talk to the worker about what you’ve noticed and ask about the increased pressures they’re grappling with. You may be in a position to help them manage or eliminate some of these pressures, or refer for support if needed.

Jo Saies   CPHR
Director PB Performance Coaching

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Integrated Work Health & Safety Systems

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Work health and safety activities, programs and systems should not operate in isolation from other business activities and systems.  Many business processes work on a “plan, do check, act” (P.D.C.A.) basis, including health and safety.

I am fortunate to work in partnership with a number of trusted individuals and organisations to provide a truly integrated approach to health and safety.  Find out more about our valued partnerships, which include PB Performance Coaching, ASC Training and Development and Cornerstone Websystems.

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