An antidote for the comfortably numb (Guest commentary)

Build, reinforce line of sight to sustain performance, productivity
By Claudine Kapel
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/25/2011

The omnipresent news about economic upheaval and uncertainty can leave even the most stalwart of employees feeling more than a little insecure about the future.

The onslaught of gloomy financial news, be it global, national or local, can leave people overwhelmed by the seeming enormity of the challenges.

For example, a recent column in the Globe and Mail warned that, for now, nasty is the new normal for stock markets. And unlike the Pink Floyd song, all this turbulence can leave people feeling “uncomfortably numb.”