Work stress is the most common stress experienced in the UK; followed by money, family, then health and finally, relationships. Therefore, it’s important that as a business you are doing the best you can to reduce the amount of stress your workplace affects your employees, to ensure they feel safe, valued and appreciated.
It’s not a secret that mental health issues are on the rise, as more people are talking about them and so more people are becoming more aware of them. It shouldn’t come as a surprise then that 55% of workers’ experience anxiety due to work related stress, causing a loss of sleep and a disruption to concentration.
Over half of lost working days are because of work related stress, depression and anxiety so if you have nothing in place to tackle work related stress, you should be more aware of the negative impact this is having on your business, right under your nose.
By looking after your employees, you are looking after your business too because happy staff will work on your behalf. It’s important to know that 16% of employees are prepared to leave because their companies are causing them too much stress. So by taking action and implementing different ways to reduce the amount of stress, you are going to make your employees happier, calmer and more satisfied with their work and job role. This should then result in higher levels of creativity, productivity and output and can only have a positive impact on your business.