Business owners help employees deal with emotional problems
January 18, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — An employee is severely depressed and unable to complete a task. Or has mood swings and outbursts, unnerving colleagues and disrupting the workplace. These are some of the hardest situations small business owners and managers can face.
John Crossman has had employees at his commercial real estate company whose personal problems made it hard for them get work done. He's sympathetic, because he's struggled with depression and sought counseling in the past.
When he sees an employee in emotional distress, he asks, "Is there something we can do to be helpful?" At the same time,...