Managing a Crisis

When there is a crisis that affects the workplace, employees can be left with feelings of fear, grief, anxiety, and stress.  These feelings are normal at such times; however, they can lead to a decrease in employee health and productivity.  Crisis that affect the workplace include natural or other traumatic disasters, sudden or violent death of an employee (on or off the job), violence or threat of violence, or workplace aggression.  Stress responses to a crisis can result in increased absenteeism or presenteeism, disability issues, and/or increased workplace accidents and errors.