"Maybe I'll sue"...
We spend a lot of our time training for increased sensitivity to things that have legal ramifications - think Title 7, any type of harassment, etc. It's all driven hopefully to do the right thing - but most certainly to reduce risk and financial exposure to your company.
But the things you can get sued for are really only the tip of the iceberg related to lost opportunity and squandered productivity at your company. The real culprit? Wait for it... Wait for it...
The real productivity suck is people being too senstitive to imperfect/bad things they should expect. Like feedback. Like failure.
It's on my mind because I was recently talking to one of my sons about being sensitive to failure. His failure was small, but he was lingering on it. It's hard to see one of your own down, but at some point, they need to understand the truth:
"Nobody cares that you're down about this but you."
His sensitivity was impacting what he did next. Your employees do the same thing when they fail, when they get feedback (intended or unintended) about how they're doing, when others get positive feedback (a zero-sum approach - if you win, then I lose), etc. They mope.
What if there was training to help your employees understand how much moping (the best street-smart way to describe being too sensititve) was costing them (as well as the company)?
I'd pay a lot for that training. You could train to manage how the outside world perceives their reaction to bad stuff and what they do next, even if they still feel the sting.
Because for most things we mope about, no one cares but the person doing the moping. The rest of the world is moving too fast to care. But they will notice your moping, your sucky reaction to the next task based on what you perceived as a slight. And they'll just think you suck.
There are some great aspects of being highly sensitive - you're more empathetic to how others feel, etc.
But rest assured, no one cares that you're moping about routine failure or less than stellar feedback but you.
It's what you do next that matters.