A variety of social issues affect the behavior of employees in the workplace. Employers are struggling with understanding the social issues employees are dealing with, such as poverty and drug addiction. These problems often lead to unmotivated, unhappy workforce, which result in significant lost of productivity.
I predict that the future social issue in my workplace will be poverty. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ the poverty level for a family of four is $22,350. There is a shortage of jobs in the U.S. because of the economy, which cause an alarming amount of people to be unemployed. In most households where only one member has employment, the family is most likely to struggle. Many Americans live in households where food availability is unsecure, which mean that people regularly do not have enough food to eat. Employees who struggles to feed their families or themselves come to work hungry, is unlikely to be productive as if they were well fed.
In conclusion, the preventative measure that I would employ is to provide counseling, offer wellness programs, employee discounts to family events, and have food drives for struggling employees. A happy workplace is a productive and success workplace.