Personal issues at work

While training on the common hot buttons recently, someone asked me about working with someone who is unreliable because of personal issues present in their life.

What if we were to operate under the premise that the workplace is comprised of people and each of these people are important and matter?  What would the answer to this question begin to look, sound, and feel like?

It would create an environment where leaders actively connect to those who report to them. Where everyone understands the values of the team and organization.  And thus, whenever someone faces a personal challenge that is going to impact their delivery, they feel safe enough to speak up and, in response, others actively reach out to help.

The human condition will always be present in the workplace.  What if we could influence and support the best in each other?