Feeling stressed out seems to be the standard in today’s workplace. 94% of workers experience some level of stress with almost one third claiming their stress levels are high to unsustainably high, according to our recent report.
Here’s the good news — a little stress is actually good for you. It helps you focus and pushes you to perform at your best. However, high levels of stress or chronic stress lead to a decline in work quality and overall health.
“We’re under the misguided presumption that more work leads to more productivity when the opposite is actually true — chronic stress eats away at any chance for a productive workplace, or high employee engagement,” says Dr. Leah Weiss, professor at Stanford University and author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind. “Chronic stress undermines culture and leads to fatigue, anxiety, and confusion about priorities.”
With our health at stake, it’s critical to identify the causes of stress in the workplace and do our best to alleviate or remove these office annoyances. Check out the infographic below highlighting common workplace stressors and how to overcome them. To learn more about the effects of stress in the workplace, download our full report, The Stress Epidemic: Employees Are Looking for a Way Out.
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