Workplace stress is a global issue affecting millions of workers worldwide. In the United States, over 40% of workers report their job as very or extremely stressful, and 25% view their job as the number one stressor in their lives. In the United Kingdom, work-related stress, depression, or anxiety affected 828,000 workers in 2020/21, accounting for 35% of all work-related ill health cases and 55% of all working days lost due to ill health. If this isn't alarming, we don't know what is.
Overall, workplace stress has significant impacts on individual well-being, productivity, and business performance.
Workplace stress can arise from a variety of factors, including👇:
Excessive workload or unrealistic deadlines: When employees are given too much work to do or are expected to meet unrealistic deadlines, it can lead to stress and anxiety.
Lack of control or autonomy: When employees feel like they have little control over their work or are not given the autonomy to make decisions, it can lead to stress and a sense of helplessness.
Poor communication: When there is a lack of clear communication between employees and their supervisors or coworkers, it can lead to misunderstandings and stress.
Lack of support: When employees do not receive the support they need from their supervisors or colleagues, whether it is in terms of training, resources, or emotional support, it can lead to stress and burnout.
Organizational changes: You know those forsaken workplaces where they keep on firing the boss every other quarter? Yep. Toxic AF. Changes such as restructuring, downsizing, or mergers can cause stress and uncertainty among employees, particularly if they feel that their jobs or positions are at risk.
Work-life imbalance: When employees are unable to balance the demands of work and their personal lives, it can lead to stress and burnout.
Workplace culture: A toxic or unsupportive workplace culture can create stress for employees, leading to feelings of isolation, low morale, and high turnover rates.
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