Work-related stress is a growing problem globally, and its effects are far-reaching. According to the 2022 Gallup ‘State of the Global Workplace’ report, 44% of employees reported experiencing a lot of stress for the previous day. This result shows that the world’s employees are feeling even more stressed in 2022 than they did in 2020 (the last all-time high).
Employee stress contributes to a loss of productivity and engagement, increases absenteeism and ultimately impacts business profits. Many reasons can cause work-related stress, from poor management practices, organisational culture, and intense job demands to physically challenging work, lack of support, or conflicts with co-workers and bosses. Additionally, several factors can influence how each employee is affected by stress, including their capacity overcome challenges.
It’s apparent that stress is a significant health and safety issue. As such, organisations must look to create and cultivate mentally healthy workplaces that reduce potential risk factors.
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