If you are a business owner who has several employees working under you, you will notice that some of them may suffer from anxiety and panic attacks at one point or another. While this can be a difficult job to handle, firing these workers can’t be the most sensible solution. Even if you have enough reasons to dismiss them, you may be losing someone with promising career potential. They could even turn out to be valuable assets once their problems have been properly managed. It would then be good for your business to learn to support your employees who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders.
Abnormally high levels of stress in the workplace can cause affected employees to miss work, call in sick more often and find it hard to keep work schedules. If you notice that a worker suffers from anxiety or panic attacks that could affect their productivity, you need to step in and help them address the issue.
Provide understanding and support
See the problem from your worker’s point of view. Are they fearful and anxious about getting fired, receiving additional workload or saddled with domestic problems? They could be struggling with the payment of a huge debt or dealing with serious health problems. In order to provide help, you need to know more than what meets the eye. Here are some suggestions to help you manage employees suffering from panic-anxiety disorders.
As your employees learn to manage their anxiety problem, continue to be patient in working with them. You will be surprised that many panic-anxiety disorder sufferers turn out to be the most talented and productive workers.
Just like everyone else, workers who suffer from stress and panic attacks need to feel that they have a chance to succeed in their jobs. Once you have figured out how to support and manage a person with anxiety disorder, you can make a huge impact in their career and their future.
About the author:
Ryan Rivera has worked with many people struggling with chronic illness, and provides anxiety recovery tips at www.calmclinic.com.