Facing Tension & Distrust in the Workplace

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Facing Tension & Distrust in the Workplace

WHEELING, IL—New research shows that a toxic company culture is the number one reason employees leave. It’s not the long hours, not the paycheck—a disrespectful, cutthroat, noninclusive atmosphere is ten times more likely to drive workers out.  This April 19th, Funeral Professional Peer Support (FPPS) and the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) welcome Marguerite Ham to facilitate the monthly peer support meeting with discussion on tension and distrust in the workplace.

Conflict with coworkers is inevitable, but effectively addressing it can be difficult. From simple miscommunication to outright bullying, tension in the workplace can make an already challenging job much harder. Building trust through communication and focusing on the relationship is key in preventing and handling difficult situations and building a healthy culture.  

Marguerite Ham has 30+ years of experience in training and coaching leaders and organizations nationwide. She is a Certified DISC Practitioner, Human Capital Coach, and Grief and Loss Coach. That means she listens professionally, and she knows the power of sharing an experience: “Increasing awareness, acknowledging what you are feeling and talking about it out loud with a trusted friend, colleague, or coach can release pressure immediately.”

That’s the value of peer support, so be sure to join us for April’s meeting with Marguerite Ham on tension and distrust in the workplace. Even if you haven’t experienced these incidents yourself, the chance that something could happen can add unnecessary stress to an already challenging job. Join Bill, FPPS Wellness Director Lisa Smith, and CANA to talk about these fears with your peers. Whether or not you have a particular pressing issue to discuss, the meetings are a valuable place to offer support to your colleagues, too! 

If you work for a funeral home, cemetery, or crematory serving the public or supporting those who do—connect with us on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 5pm PT via Zoom link at goCANA.org/peersupport. Students, apprentices, and interns are welcome. 

About Funeral Professional Peer Support

Funeral Professional Peer Support Group is committed to providing support, healing, education and knowledge to funeral professionals. They promote wholeness and wellness by uniting funeral sector professionals through a Canada-wide network of regional organizations offering support, information and resources within their community. 

About CANA

Founded in 1913, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is an international organization of over 3,300 members, composed of funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, industry suppliers, and consultants. CANA members believe that cremation is preparation for memorialization.