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Workplace alcohol and other drug policy

Most people who use alcohol and other drugs are employed. A fact no workplace can afford to ignore.

While very few people use alcohol or other drugs at work, their effects can directly affect workplace culture, safety and productivity.

But did you know that research shows drug testing DOES NOT:

  • detect the majority of people who use drugs
  • indicate impairment or fitness for work
  • provide a deterrent to drug use, or
  • reduce drug use or harms in the workplace

Drug testing is just one part of the policy picture. It is just not enough on its own.

Good workplace health policy takes a 360 approach that

As Australian leaders in alcohol and other drug policy implementation in the workplace, working with us you can be confident that you and your workers are protected. We understand the science behind effective policy.

Ready to WorkWell®? Contact us for more information about how WorkWell® can make your workplace safe and healthy.

The biggest mistake workplaces make in trying to improve safety is
placing too much emphasis on detecting use of drugs and not enough on impairment.

WorkWell industries

Schools

Get the edge in alcohol and drug and mental health policy in your school. We support best practice management through 360 policy development, teacher training and parent information.

Mining and construction

Alcohol and drug policy is more than just testing. Find out why testing is not enough and ensure a safe workplace and meet your full legal obligations with our proven 360 workplace policy strategy.

Manufacturing

Ensure best practice alcohol and drug, and mental health, policy that effectively reduces workplace risk and improves workforce health and wellbeing.

Local government

We offer best practice strategies to ensure a healthy workplace and a productive workforce across the diversity of local government with effective alcohol and drug, and mental health, policy implementation

Build a healthy, motivated workforce

The old adage ‘prevention is better than cure’ has never been more relevant!

A healthy engaged workforce is less likely to use alcohol and other drugs and to experience mental health problems. Boredom, stress and disengagement are not only productivity problems but can lead to mental health issues and increased substance use.

We spend a large part of our lives at work and a healthy workplace means an engaged and happy workforce.

But did you know that only 25% of employees are actively engaged in their work? 15% are actively disengaged and a whopping 60% just come to work, do their job, and go home.

The good news is that now there’s a solution!

Our Moventium® and Leading Change Bali programs give you real skills to develop an engaged and productive workforce and manage your team through changing times.

Learn from Australia’s leading experts in behavioural and organisational change.

Moventium®: The science of team motivation

Moventium® is a leading edge management program designed to equip today’s leaders with simple, practical and proven tactical tools for motivating teams and dealing with people that are resistant to change.

 Using the science of motivation, we’ll show you how easy it is to influence your team and clients so that they eagerly embrace change and new ideas.

Taking a different approach to change, Moventium® focuses on immediate results, without needing to wait years for cultural change to take hold in the workplace. This results in a rapid improvement to team creativity, productivity and engagement.

The Moventium® methodology is easy to understand and is based on more than 25 years of scientific research with people who use drugs.

People don’t mind change but they don’t like to be changed.

Whether you are introducing new policies, team structures or workflows, learn how to get change easily and quickly.

  • Understand the real reasons people change
  • Discover what motivates your team (it’s not what you think)
  • Learn simple strategies to motivate your team
  • See real improvement immediately with proven strategies

Ready to get some Moventium® in your team? Contact us for more information about how Moventium® can accelerate change in your team.

Leading Change Bali

Up to 70% of organisational change fails.

Why? The answer lies in your managers and leaders.

You can have the best change consultant in the world to guide you through change, but if your managers don’t lead their teams through in the right way, change will surely fail.

This is not your usual change management course. You will gain the skills you really need to manage change from Australia’s most senior organisational change manager and international experts in behaviour change.

We take your leadership team off site to a remote location in Bali to ensure full focus on learning.

Leading Change Bali is for managers and leaders, who are not change specialists, but who need the right skills to support their teams through organisational change, large or small.

  • Discover why change is so challenging and what to do about it
  • Decode the processes of successful change
  • Explore the link between business outcomes and change management
  • Understand how the Prosci ADKAR® Model can help you map out a clear strategy to follow
  • Utilise effective planning tools to guide organisations and people through change
  • Manage resistance to change with Moventium® The science of team motivation

 

360Edge is partnering with Australia’s most senior change management team, Kutena&Co, to bring you the most effective change management course for non-change managers in Australia.

Leading Change Bali offers you a chance to learn real skills in a relaxing environment without the distractions of everyday life.

Get dedicated, uninterrupted time to learn, reflect and generate ideas for implementing change relevant to your specific circumstances

  • Learn from a wide range of professionals in a unique environment
  • Balance intensive learning with personal time to allow you to assimilate and apply new strategies
  • Create a new network of likeminded professionals who can provide ongoing support and feedback after the retreat
  • Come away with scientifically proven strategies, skills and tools to create a ready to implement change framework

Ready to get the edge on organisational change? Contact us for more information about how Leading Change Bali can give you the skills to lead your team through organisational change.

Improve safety and productivity

Did you know that nearly 20% of lost productivity costs to Australian workplaces are from alcohol and other drug use? Untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces $11 billion a year.

Thriving workplaces

  • Build worker resilience
  • Reduce drug use
  • Improve mental health and wellbeing
  • Minimise conflict
  • Prevent bullying

WorkWell uses the latest research, so you can be sure that you have the most effective program in place.

Our multidisciplinary team of health professionals, lawyers and change managers work with you to ensure an effective tailored policy that is right for your organisation.

With WorkWell you know your policy is both legally sound and it works. Alcohol and drugs and mental health policy change can be challenging. Let our team of policy experts make the process easy.

City of Greater Dandenong

360Edge were engaged by COGD to undertake a rapid review of our policy in relation to drug and alcohol in the workplace. The process provided a foundation for the update of our approach to manage issues concerning alcohol and drugs in the workplace. This includes our commitment to assisting those affected by substance abuse whilst providing an acceptable benchmark for all staff especially those in high-risk occupations. We now have a clear plan to provide the appropriate support mechanisms for those affected by drug and alcohol abuse and also educating our staff by creating a greater awareness of the harmful impact of substance abuse. The benefit of the rapid review approach was that 360Edge interviewed all stakeholders who were impacted by the future change to our policy and this tailored response with a comprehensive report provided a foundation for the future change in policy direction.

Matt Coughlan, City of Greater Dandenong

Respond to problems effectively

Workplace programs to prevent problems related to alcohol and other drugs, and mental health are effective, but sometimes individuals need more.

Using our team of senior clinical specialists, WorkWell will put together a tailored program that is straightforward to implement and results in better outcomes for you and your team.

  • Clear policies that everyone is on board with
  • Training for managers in suicide risk, alcohol and other drugs and mental health for early identification
  • Tailored referral and in house support options for a rapid response
  • Return to work processes that get people back in the game earlier