4 years ago
Stressed Employees – A Wake Up Call for Managers Employee Management, Leadership, Team Work
Employees are key drivers of an organization as their performance can have a huge impact on the productivity of a business. However, the competitive business scenario of today has overburdened employees with more work than they can handle. To top it off, the fast paced hectic lifestyle adds to the problem.
The most common problems that most people face in today’s day and age are sleep deprivation, tough professional responsibilities, complicated relationships, technological influx and a lack of physical activity. All these issues take a toll on employees as their work life and personal life become a complex mesh of stress related issues.
Technology has invaded lives and left people with no time for themselves. The constant struggle to not miss out and be left behind has made everyone chronic couch potatoes. After a strenuous day at work that hardly includes any physical activity, most employees are seen sitting on couches, checking their social media forums or surfing online to keep in touch with the world. What they don’t realize is that, in the long run, this will have a negative impact on their physical and mental health.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), states that stressed employees incur 46% higher healthcare costs, as compared to non stressed workers. Moreover, a survey reported that 60% of employees came to work but were unproductive due to stress. This can greatly influence the overall productivity and profitability of companies.
Managers should take serious note of this information and try to help their employees manage and reduce work related stress. They must take appropriate measures to ensure that their employees are not assigned more work than they can handle.
Stress is the main cause for low employee productivity. Most managers overlook these issues and then complain that their employees are not working hard enough. It is time that managers take notice of this issue and try to resolve it, in order to help their employees deal with stress and in turn, benefit the company as well.