In an age when all across the board people are working harder and longer, understanding how to reduce work-related stress is more important than ever. Stress is “the emotional, behavioral, or physical response to an event or situation”. The situation or event that causes stress is called the “stressor”.
Work-related stress is harmful stress caused by the demands of a job. In a study, respondents to a mental health survey identified work as the main source of serious stress in their lives. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [NIOSH] has linked stress at work to:
• Increased sick time
• Increased lateness
• Increased staff turnover
Work-related stress is a serious problem that costs the economy billions of dollars each year.
Not all stress is bad. A certain amount of stress at work can help you to think more clearly and to be more productive. Without any stress at all, we would become bored and depressed. Chronic stress, however, can make you ill. It can make existing health problems, such as diabetes or heart disease, worse. It can lead to injuries at work.
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