The Silent “Killer” Inside Your Company: Work Related Stress

The Silent “Killer” Inside Your Company: Work Related Stress

Ø  The most common cause of stress is work-related stress with 79% of employees saying they frequently felt it (Statistica)

Ø  3.7 million working days are lost each year in the UK alone because of work-related stress, anxiety and depression. Costing £28.3 billion yearly (NICE)

Ø  Impact of Eroding Resilience in Employees:

  • Emotional Reactivity: More prone to emotional outbursts or sensitivity to triggers that previously didn’t bother them.
  • Exhaustion: The constant strain of stress drains mental energy, leaving employees feeling fatigued and mentally depleted. 
  • Loss of Perspective: Stress narrows focus, making it challenging to see beyond the immediate problems and find solutions, which impacts innovation and creativity in the workplace. 
  • Difficulty Coping: A decline in emotional resilience leads to difficulty handling setbacks and adapting to changes.

Ø  Work-related stress often stems from a combination of factors, but one of the most crucial elements is leadership.

Ø  A strong, supportive, and empathetic leadership team can significantly reduce stress levels within an organization.

Ø  Leaders who prioritize their employees’ well-being and create a positive work environment are more likely to foster a culture of resilience.

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