Is Your Business Losing Money As A Result Of Stress?

Stress has been known to cause health problems.  Most people realize that stress can have a negative affect on both their productivity at work along with mood while working.  But most don’t realize that stress can cost small businesses large amounts of money and have a negative effect on your company’s bottom line.  Each year stress costs U.S. businesses an estimated $300 billion that results from absenteeism, turnover and lost productivity all that are a direct result of workplace related stress.

Needless to say stress can really have a negative affect on our productivity at work which makes us more ineffective at our jobs and our company suffers as a result. There are many reasons for stress in the workplace.  The most common factors for stress in the workplace include: low pay, long hours, poor management, heavy workloads, long and inflexible hours and work interfering with our personal time.

EnMast has outlined some of these factors in the infographic below along with provided suggestions on how to avoid stress in the workplace.  Have you encountered stress in the workplace and if so what did you handle it?

The Cost of Stress on Business
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About Matthew Zajechowski

Matthew Zajechowski is an outreach manager for Digital Third Coast.