Workplace stress is a problem. According to a survey by Northwestern National Life, 40% of workers report that their job is very stressful, and 25% say their job is the primary stressor in their lives. And nearly half of employees say they need help learning to manage stress.
Whether stress originates in the workplace or elsewhere, it can affect employee performance. Elevated stress levels increase the risk for cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, psychological disorders, workplace injuries, cancer, suicide, and more. That means higher healthcare expenditures (by about 50%) for workers who report high levels of