Let's face it. There is no perfect workplace or work environment. Even if you are self-employed, you will still be encountering problems and situations that will stress you out. People are hard to deal with. It is what it is. They are different from each other: coming from different backgrounds, experiences, culture, etc.
The thing is, you see people in the workplace with their masks on. They are there to work and earn a living. Yes, they probably talk about some personal stuff during break times. Some are probably friends outside of the work environment. Whatever it is, the fact remains that people have personal issues. Some have deeper issues than others. Some of these people with deeper issues do not even realize this. Others have buried these issues deep within, thinking it is gone, or simply wanting to forget it.
I have dealt with clients who did not even have a clue about their issues until I started probing. One client I had was so stressed out with work. She complained about her bosses and her co-workers. She was an excellent worker, dedicated and committed to her job, but looked really weighed down. As I began to ask her about family life, she told me about how she has not talked to her siblings in years over some "estate" matters. I saw right away that it was not just the "estate" but something deeper. As I began to ask questions, she began to pour everything out to me. I saw for myself how surprised she was. When I asked her the question: "How does this affect you?", she continued expressing all her grief and anger.
This is just one clear example of how personal issues affect how we feel in the workplace. Our reactions to situations reflect the issues we carry inside.
Every other intervention a company does to improve its productivity, motivational level, teamwork, promptness, etc., is merely a band-aid solution. What a company needs is an intervention that will allow each employee to examine himself and experience inner healing. The choice is still up to the employee. However, if a company offers this option, then it truly shows how it values its people.