#businesses can take a hit from #burnout , too. At least one study indicates that U.S. businesses lose an estimated $300 billion a year to #stress, according to the American Psychological Association.
A changing world — and therefore a changing workplace — has many employees on the job and staring at screens for hours upon hours. Some have reached a breaking point.
When Stress Takes Over, Employee Burnout Can Set In
The fact is, calmness is contagious, and so is stress. If you’re freaked out about a deadline at work, it’s just going to stress out your coworkers. Even if you’re gnawing pencils in half when nobody’s watching, keeping a straight face and being confident when others are around is incredibly important. #leadership #leadershipdevelopment
I work in a complex, high stress environment with a lot of moving parts as I’m sure many of you do too. Everybody needs to do more with less. There’s always more to do than there are hours in a day. There’s always information overload. It’s super competitive and everybody works hard to get better just to keep up.
Sound familiar? #focus
If stress hits you hard in the workplace, you are definitely not alone. In fact, according to the American Institute of Stress, four out of five workers in the United States experience stress on the job. That’s a whopping 80 percent!
So what causes this workplace stress? Many cite unfair or unrealistic workload demands as one of the major causes. This workload often causes a lack of balance between one’s personal life and professional life. Another huge cause of workplace stress is a lack of job security. If you are constantly wondering if you will have a job next week, stress will definitely start to creep in and take over your life. This becomes even truer if you have a family and children that depend on you. #workplace #stress #stressmanagement #stressrelief