This is a challenge for business owner’s and leaders to provide an environment that works for many different generations.
It’s a no brainer and I am sure any employer, manager or leader knows that when your employees are under the influence of anything it effects their performance.
It is estimated that 17 million working days are lost each year due to alcohol alone.
So why is it that something that causes us so many problems in our society is an acceptable part of doing business in some working environments?
Alcohol is a drug and if all drugs where re-classified today, alcohol would be a class A...
At last count a study said that there are 8-14 million working days lost a year due to our alcohol use. That equates to £7 billion due to lost productivity through unemployment and sickness.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg240.pdf Dont mix it a guide for employers.
That’s a crazy amount of money and days lost if you are an employer.
However it’s not surprising as we are a nation of drinkers. Approximately 9 million people drink over the recommended guidelines; that’s the population of London.
Some of us will remember a time (it may still be happening in some work places) when alcohol was a lubricant to business deals; a lunchtime meeting with wine, an early evening with scotch. We like a drink and there is nothing wrong with that (in moderation), as long as it’s not causing you any problems.
Some questions for you.
· Do you drink...