Menopause in the Workplaceby Pat Duckworth
Menopause in the Workplace
If you have employees in the 45 to 65 age group, then you have people who are going through a change in the balance of their hormones that is similar to the upheaval experienced during puberty. Although some teenagers sail through puberty, passing all their exams and emerging as well-balanced young people, some experience physical and emotional issues that seriously affect their performance. The same is true of women and men going through the menopause.
Menopause is one of those subjects that many people find difficult to talk about openly, possibly because they view it as a gender issue or perhaps because it is linked with ageing. But it is a natural process that we will all go through, so this is an opportunity to find out the facts about what is going on, how it can affect work performance and what help is available.
The better informed you are, the easier it will be to spot the signs that someone is experiencing difficulties with menopausal symptoms and to provide timely support.
This topic will also be helpful to you if you have been approached by a colleague who seeks your help managing their menopausal symptoms at work.
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