Thursday, 11 November 2010

Slow accident?

One of my students made a very interesting comment while we were discussing quality management... "I don't think many people recognise the importance of the slow accident". He went on to describe that he perceives that many companies appear to be focused on health and safety for physical accidents (quick accidents) but not for the excessive stress that can be experienced at work". The comparison he made was... "there is little difference to the company if the employee has six months off for two broken legs or depression caused by excessive stress at work.

Food for thought?