In addition to our recent article on work-related stress we decided to publish this infographic to visualise the size of the problem.
Work is rarely stress-free, but that does not mean stress and its triggers should not be investigated. What many decision makers may not be aware of is that stress in their workplace is costing the organisation money as well as negatively affecting their employees’ personal and working lives.
Some say it’s a marginal or just a personal problem but the truth is, the statistics surrounding workplace stress are shocking and eye-opening – enough to mention that half the employees in the UK feel their workplace is stressful or very stressful. And this is just the beginning. To help you understand why prolonged stress is a serious hazard in your workplace we have created this infographic. We broke down all the facts and statistics regarding work-related stress and showed how it influences organisations and its hardworking employees. This information will also explain how to identify the problem by looking for key signs.
Signs of prolonged stress in a workplace are very important since often as proven above the problem goes undetected – a large majority of organisations in the UK either don’t know there is an issue or don’t know how to handle the problem and ignore it altogether. Managers may not be aware of what is happening and therefore do nothing to try to alleviate the stress. Knowing what problems affect your employees will help you to actually increase productivity in the organisation. Increased productivity and happier employees means increased revenue. It should be noted, there is a direct correlation between overly stressed employees and a higher number of sick days and decreased productivity. This is why the issue is so important for managers to get a handle on as quickly as possible.
Let us know what you think about the problem. Does your organisation already address the issue or rather pretend it doesn’t exist? Do you think these statistics apply to your organisation or organisations you know?
Please feel free to use it in presentations, your website or just share it on social media. We only ask that you please leave our logo at the bottom of the infographic.
To download the high-res infographic image click here. Alternatively click here to view it full screen with access to detailed data and a special presentation mode.