Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance
Convention speakers emphasise that stress in the workplace is an important issue that must be taken seriously by employers if they hope to have a productive and efficient workforce. Not all stress is negative, and in small amounts may even enhance the performance of an individual. However, excessive amounts of stress in the workplace must be avoided.
Around 1 in 5 members of the working population will suffer from stress, resulting in over 105 billion working days lost annually. In the UK alone, this costs employers at least $1.89 billion per year.
Although a serious matter, it is a problem that can be prevented and overcome by investing in the wellbeing of staff. Statistics show that for every $1.50 invested in employee wellbeing there can be seen a return of $4.50 in improved efficiency and productivity.
As an employer, you should make every effort to try to minimize the negative effects of stress in the workplace. There are many strategies that can be taken to achieve this. Often a combination of both individual approaches and a whole group approach can be the most effective. Convention speakers highlight the importance of encouraging:
- Physical exercise and healthy eating
- Work-life balance
- Emotional intelligence
Convention speakers state that by taking simple steps to improve the well being of employees the disastrous effects of stress in the workplace can be greatly reduced, resulting in the enhanced performance of the team as a whole.
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