A social issue is a controversial condition that a segment of society views as harmful to members of society and in need of remedy. Social issues influence my workplace because issues that relate to an individual's personal life often carries over into their professional life. My workplace is a generator of social issues such as drugs, alcohol, and crime. These social issues exist because of a diverse workgroup, with people of different interests and personalities. Some individuals abuse drugs and alcohol for recreational reasons, however, it affects the workplace when a task can’t be performed or accidents occur. Crimes such as stealing may be committed by an employee trying to make extra money illegally. My employer has implemented programs such as random drug testing, drug awareness training, rehabilitation, and security teams to mediate these issues.
The issue of balancing a demanding career and a hectic personal life can be stressful, which affects an individual's physical and metal health. Add the complex mix of balancing a family life and continuing education will result in an individual feeling overwhelmed or overworked which can lead to additional social issues. These issues can be remediated by offering different programs for employees such as counseling and wellness programs. In addition, my employer offer discounts to family events and gyms to relieve stress, which keep employees happy.