Why Is Corporate America Losing $300 Billion Every Year?

According to Life Innovations Study, they concluded $300 billion is being lost in workplace productivity every year because of one word. Divorce! In any company, a percentage of your employee population is in one of three categories – headed for divorce, in the middle of one or just coming out of it. With over 50% of marriages ending in divorce, many employees are distracted and distraught. That makes them less productive at work.

Up to now, there has been no attempt to stop the bleeding of lost productivity. We accept it as business as usual.

The irony is most couples marry for love and divorce for irreconcilable differences. The inability to reconcile differences could be reduced if people had a clearer vision for marriage, stronger competencies in conflict resolution and tools to understand self sabotage. Those same abilities can make employees more valuable to the corporation even if they are not married.

In the future, corporate social responsibility will focus on solving the divorce dilemma. In the US, marriage rates are at an all time low. They have never been this low since they were first recorded in 1865. Marriage is a great path for a stable household to raise children in. In addition, married couples save more and have more stable lives when the relationship is healthy. In fact, couples in healthy relationships are better at resolving conflict at work. That means many personal skills are transferrable from home to work.

With that said, if people are taught to be more effective communicators at work along with conflict resolution skills, they will be better at resolving conflicts in their love relationships. Therefore, if corporate America wants to stop the bleeding of $300 billion in workplace productivity, it would be in their best interest to transform staff and management by developing their interpersonal skills. Through that strategy, not only will marriages be saved, employees will be able to sustain healthy productivity without being distracted by divorce.

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Source by Ted Santos

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