How Stress is Affecting Your Bottom Line

Effects on your employees may include:

Physical

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Headaches
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Raised blood pressure/cardiovascular disease

Emotional

  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Depression
  • Labile emotions

Intellectual

  • Loss of concentration
  • Lack of motivation
  • Difficulty with thought process
  • Loss of memory
  • Poor decision-making
  • Decreased creativity

Behavioral

  • Substance (including alcohol) misuse
  • Decreased libido
  • Inappropriate display of behavior
  • Isolation
  • Unpunctuality

Effects on the organization may include:

  • High absenteeism
  • High labor turnover
  • Poor time keeping
  • Poor performance and productivity
  • Low morale
  • Poor motivation
  • Increased employee complaints
  • Increased ill-health, accidents and incidents reports
  • Lack of teamwork

Learn more about how stress is stealing from your employee’s health, your company’s profitability and how mindful techniques can help:

Stress in the Workplace: A Costly Epidemic

Workplace Stress: Sustainable Solutions for Stress Management

The Science of Slow Deep Breathing