Many workers report experiencing work-related stress at their jobs and this compromises their performance and health. A recent survey by Northwestern National Life revealed that about 40% of workers reported that their jobs were extremely stressful. In another survey by Yale University, 29% of workers reported feeling extreme stress because of their jobs.
Stress can lead to health issues like anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, weight gain and digestive issues. These “body line” impacts also effect the bottom line: less productivity, increased absenteeism and presenteeism, increased accident rates and higher turnover rates.
Evaluating what environmental and emotional factors are causing workplace stress and providing stress management tools for your employees are important elements in helping your employees to take back control.