Work stress is a productivity destroyer, costing your company much more than money. If you want to increase productivity, institute a corporate wellness program of regular chair massage therapy, a low-cost employee benefit with a very high perceived value.
Fifty-one percent of American workers feel less productive at work due to stress. A million a day are absent due to stress. Those suffering high levels of job stress are less engaged, less productive and absent more often than those who are less stressed.1-4
STRESS SAPS SPIRIT
Early warning signs of job stress include: 5-6
- Difficulty concentrating
- Short temper
- Job dissatisfaction
- Low morale
- Sleep disturbances
- Upset stomach
Recent evidence from a survey using wearable tech shows workplace stress can make your company sick. People who feel stressed by work sleep an average of 20 minutes less than others. Fatigue due to lack of sleep or insomnia decreases vitality, cognitive capability and quality of life and increases attention deficits and work injuries.7-8
CURE POOR PERFORMANCE
A workforce experiencing symptoms of stress cannot react with focused problem-solving, efficiency and creativity; let alone determination to go the extra mile for your company, whether to resolve customer issues or come up with an innovative way to accomplish something that’s always been rote.