FSU Researchers Suggest Employers Provide Strategy, Support and Security to Address Employees’ Pre-Hurricane Fears

Jul 11, 2013


Employers should provide survival-based methods to help ease employees’ pre-hurricane anxieties, Florida State University researchers concluded in a study, the results of which were published on July 9, 2013.

Wayne Hochwarter, the Jim Moran Professor of Business Administration at the Florida State University College of Business, explains those methods:

Strategy:  Organizations must have a thoughtfully developed and effectively articulated safety plan in place that is understood by all employees.

Support:  Companies must provide employees help, empathy and encouragement to deal with anxiety occurring at both work and home.

Security:  Organizations need to help employees develop the peace of mind needed to work without distraction and the knowledge to know that they can manage hurricane consequences on the home front as well.

To view a news release on the study, click here.


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