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Dissolving Barriers in Work Environments

Employers who are interested in running a profitable or effective operation; policy makers who are interested in the fair and efficient use
of funds; service providers who are interested in rates of sustained placements; and, of course, people with disabilities who are interested in
the same thing as anyone else - to have an equal opportunity for viable sustained employment using their skills, talents, and interests are always welcome to get in contact for our business service Evaluation Action Plan consultation. Making sense of the paths involves understanding the context within which each group functions.

Some Direct Benefits

Retained a valued employee
Increased the employee’s productivity
Eliminated costs associated with training a new employee
Increased the employee’s attendance
Increased diversity of the company
Saved workers’ compensation or other insurance costs
Hired a qualified person with a disability
Promoted an employee

Some Indirect Benefits

Improved interactions with coworkers
Increased overall company morale
Increased overall company productivity
Improved interactions with customers
Increased workplace safety
Increased overall company attendance
Increased profitability
Increased customer base

It is no surprise that concerns about work-related abilities often cause clients and their families to seek vocational rehabilitation services.
The salience of these concerns may lead rehabilitation professionals to inadvertently over focus on abilities and under focus on other critical
predictors of career satisfaction and success, such as interests and values. In general, work chosen largely on the basis of abilities (rather
than on a more comprehensive formulation of abilities, interests, and values) is less likely to lead to a successful long-term balance, and this
may be especially true in every-day workplace settings.