I recently had a discussion with a high-powered businessman who said that whenever a team member of his is going through a divorce, he has to write-off their productivity for the year and have other members take-up the slack. This leader was recognizing the emotional toll of divorce on an employee and doing his best to compensate for it.
As our work becomes more enmeshed in our everyday life, it becomes nearly impossible to separate work from personal issues and divorce WILL have a major impact on job performance. Some of the issues that are faced by divorced individuals that will affect job performance are:
As a supervisor, manager or boss it is obviously up to you how to handle someone going through a divorce. As much as business involves personal factors, you also need to weigh the goals of the business. However, if you decide to give your full support to someone going through a divorce, here is what to consider:
Brian Baumal is a psychotherapist working in Toronto, whose clients describe him as calm and reassuring. Brian has completed four years of Gestalt Psychotherapy and has been seeing a growing number of clients who are achieving the results they want.