The Jacobson Group recently created an infographic that offers 10 tips to help decrease employee stress. Since 76 percent of workers credit their leading cause of stress to their job, it is in employers’ best interest to help them stay stress-free while at work.
According to the American Institute of Stress, job stress costs U.S. businesses more than $300 billion annually.
“Numerous studies show that job stress is far and away the major source of stress for American adults and that it has escalated progressively over the past few decades,” according to the American Institute of Stress. “Increased levels of job stress as assessed by the perception of having little control but lots of demands have been demonstrated to be associated with increased rates of heart attack, hypertension and other disorders.”
According to the institute, in New York, Los Angeles and other municipalities, the relationship between job stress and heart attacks is so well acknowledged “that any police officer who suffers a coronary event on or off the job is assumed to have a work-related injury and is compensated accordingly.”
Here are 10 steps organizations can take to alleviate employee stress.