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How can we keep performance up during employee’s divorce?

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Question: “One of our employees is going through a divorce. Although she says she is doing OK, lately she is making more and more mistakes on tasks that she used to do well. She also seems overly sensitive to constructive criticism and blames others for work problems. Frankly, I think she needs a vacation, but she says she can’t afford one. Any suggestions on how to help her through her divorce without sacrificing job performance? Is there such a thing as a ‘mandatory’ vacation?”—Jocelyn, Mass.


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As logical as a vacation may sound it may in fact put her in a situation in which she has lots of free time to ruminate about the difficulties she is having. This might actually increase her level of stress as opposed to decreasing it.
Since you have a situation in which her performance is slipping (and assuming that this has been brought to her attention), I would ma...(register to read more)

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