How Emotional Trauma Affects Productivity.

The state of having a clear mindset to tackle a given task is very important for good performance and productivity enhancement.

When employees are filled with emotional trauma, which I call the “1 killer of productivity”  for instance, work stress, too much workload, inadequate rest periods, bad manager, bad CEO, poor organizational structures, office gossip, unhygienic working environment, and office politics among many others. 

Experience has proven that employees who suffer any of the above emotional challenges can give out their best. Their performance is nothing to write home about. Employee’s output is dependent on emotional stability. 

Employers are to note that employees who suffer emotional trauma have these against productivity,

7 Productivity killers (Emotional trauma)

1.    Unhappiness.

 They always feel unhappy when dressing up to work, such people wish when they go home the night extends to seventy-Two (72) hours.

 2.      Anger.

        Such employees easily get angry with colleagues and every little thing turns out to be misunderstood.

3.      Divided attention.

Such employees are always not focused on their job but on the challenges facing emotionally. They get divided attention and are unable to perform as expected.

4.      Mistakes and hurts.

 Employees who suffer emotional trauma often make mistakes like mixing wrong chemicals, delivering wrong mails and emails, entering wrong offices, and many more. Those who work with machines end up wrongly operating the machine and hurting others and themselves.

5.       Intention to Resign.

 Many of these employees are willing to terminate their appointments and it affects productivity by way of now trying to train new employees to take up the responsibility.

 6.    Time-consuming training.

The period of training new employees to take-up roles in your organization is time-consuming, not all employees can pick up during or within the probation period.

 7.      Procrastination.

Most employees end up procrastinating their job schedules. They keep postponing their work and avoid attending to even pressing work demands. This adherently affects productivity, delay work schedule, unable to achieve set departmental and organizational targets.


Employers must take into consideration the emotional stability of their employees because it has a contrary effect on productivity. 

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