You probably have a lot on your plate. Juggling multiple responsibilities while managing tight deadlines leads to a lot of built-up stress and negative energy. Without proper leadership and stress management practices in place, HR professionals – as well as the workforce they are there to help – can succumb to the dreaded ‘employee burnout’.
While a little bit of stress can help you meet deadlines and even improve job performance, chronic stress can have huge consequences on mental and physical health, including increased risk for heart disease and higher cholesterol.
Based on self-reports, the Labour Force Survey 2015/16 estimates that 11.7 million working-days are lost due to work-related stress, anxiety, and depression. Is stress costing your company more than you can afford? Consider encouraging de-stressing exercises or initiating an Employee Wellness Program.
If you’ve already tried those, here are another 8 easy ways for anyone to relieve stress at work: