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.