It’s often said that stress in the workplace is on the rise, and it is estimated that it costs UK businesses up to £26 billion per year.
If this really is true then the question is, how do we deal with it?
Stress can manifest itself either physically or emotionally and a stressed workforce can seriously affect a companies morale and more importantly its performance.
It is important that employers support their staff who are suffering from low esteem, work related anxiety and stress. If they do not then it can lead to increased sick leave by employees, high staff turnover, increased mistakes by staff and poor relations between managers and staff. It can even be argued that employers have a legal duty to ensure that their staff are not made ill by their work.