Absenteeism: Can you afford this anymore? Part I

Absenteeism costs the Canadian economy billions of dollars every year. When we are working hard trying to make our organizations profitable; absenteeism can be a major blow to our bottom line.

It can also cause the loss of customers because of delivery delays and inferior quality. It affects the morale and performance of the other team members and an already busy and tired workforce is asked to work more to cover for the person(s) absent. Not only is it costly, but usually the major reasons for it can be avoided.

Treat your people with respect, and make it a fun place to work, establish a rapport with everyone. Make it a great place; that people like to come to. Just think; you can treat people like you like to be treated and if so then you are rewarded with a healthier/happier team. Healthier as avoiding the unhealthy stress of being talked down to, reprimanded in public etc that could benefit everyone.

And look at its benefits:

  • you have a happier team
  • happier people work harder
  • happier people attain more success
    • therefore their success; is your success
  • healthier people are absent less
  • happy/healthier people are less likely to be negative
  • happy/healthier people are less apt to negatively gossip to others
  • etc.

Excerpt from Paul J. Calleri’s up and coming book on Management Excellence. Paul J. Calleri is a CPA, CMA of Paul J. Calleri, Chartered Professional Accounting, founder of TheGAAP.net and entrepreneur.

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