A four-year study of 60,000 workers in six countries (UK, USA, Germany, China, Brazil and India) shows workplace stress has risen 10% in the UK since 2008, putting us at the top of the table. Why?
Main causes of employee stress are work-life conflict; poor leadership and management behaviour; lack of job security; lack of team cohesiveness; lack of cooperation and dissatisfaction with the level of pay.
Some of these are a result of the economic downturn; but most are soft skills issues that can be dealt with whatever the economic situation.
Stress makes people ill. And damages the bottom line.
Some stress you can’t do anything about; some you can.