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Supervisors know RTW is a team sport

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What competencies do supervisors think they need to manage the impact of RTW on teams and coworkers?

The injured worker is at the heart of the RTW process, but supervisors and co-workers suffer if the situation is poorly managed. A vicious circle can develop, in which resentment of the injured worker reduces the support available to them in the workplace, which in turn prolongs the time it takes to recover and return to work. A supervisor from the manufacturing industry articulated the problem: …We have some high numbers [of wo...

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