CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When it comes to change in the workplace, employees aren’t as worried about workload as one might think, according to a new Tell It NowSM survey from ComPsych Corporation. Thirty-one percent of employees are most troubled by unclear expectations from supervisors, while 20 percent are most worried about people issues around change. ComPsych is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources brand.
“Change has become a constant for many workplaces, whether in the U.S. or globally,” said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Founder, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych. ”Employees are telling us that much of the disequilibrium around change is coming from managers. These challenges have resulted in our training topics of ‘resiliency’ and ‘coping with change’ being by far the most popular,” he added.
Employee Survey: When you experience change at work, what is
most stressful for you?
31 percent said “unclear expectations from supervisors”
20 percent said “confusion / conflict between coworkers / departments”
18 percent said “belief that workload will increase or become more difficult”
15 percent said “uncertainty about future / questions about stability of company”
13 percent said “new processes / operating rules / skills needed”
3 percent said “other”
ComPsych provides thousands of training sessions per year with titles such as “Living with Change” and “Resiliency: Bouncing Back After a Setback” being among the most requested. These lunch n’ learn sessions are conducted by professional trainers and clinicians and can be delivered in person, via webinar or via self-paced pre-recorded sessions online.
“Organizations and their workers are reaping the benefits of the EAP’s expertise in the area of stress reduction and behavior change,” said Dr. Chaifetz. “We teach individuals lasting skills for both managing their reactions to change and ultimately navigating change successfully.”
ComPsych® Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP) and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources® brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 31,000 organizations covering more than 82 million individuals.