Why are some Workplaces Resistant to become Recovery Friendly?

Workplace Wellbeing and Recovery Friendly Workplaces go hand in hand. Why are some organizations afraid to embrace these policies?

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There are a variety of reasons some businesses might be hesitant to enact Recovery Friendly Workplace policies including:

  • Fear of Accountability
  • Fear of Poor Leadership
  • Fear of Costs
  • Fear of Cultural Implications
  • Fear of Negative Feedback
  • Fear of Employee Backlash

While some of these feelings may be very strongly felt, they are all worth overcoming to support employee wellbeing.

Many of these concerns, such as fears of poor leadership, accountability, and employee backlash, arise from underlying issues within organizations and are worth addressing to improve a business as a whole.

Building and supporting a strong, productive, fulfilled workforce is key to any organization’s success. Becoming Recovery Friendly is one concrete way to demonstrate to current and prospective employees that you are dedicated to developing and maintaining a nurturing a workplace dedicated to wellbeing.

The Recovery Friendly Workplace WNC Summit will address many issues related to general mental health support and workplace culture. Additionally, if you choose to seek Recovery Friendly Workplace designation through PRISM or our partners, the process will include a customized review of your current situation as well as specific recommendations for improvement.

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