… and recognize that poor leadership is increasing your healthcare costs.
By Nancy L. Clark
Helloooo … does anyone see the irony that I do? Companies are spending millions and millions on incentive programs to help employees and their families with their healthcare. Yet, these same companies ignore what is right in front of their faces –bad managers creating unhealthy work environments.
I apologize for climbing upon the virtual soapbox, but I feel the need to point out – THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES. And while I absolutely applaud all the carrot and stick health programs that companies are creating and adopting, one of the health elements that organizations have the greatest control and influence over is being ignored — whom they put into positions of power.
Well the dirty little secret is out … new research links having a poor supervisor to a higher risk of heart attack. Plus, no surprise, employees who don’t like their managers also take more sick leave. By ignoring this problem, both health and productivity are at risk – a double drag on profits, let alone on the human factor. To read more go to Time to Pass Your Own Healthcare Reform Bill!