So yesterday we talked about how stress can effect your overall health. But what does stress do for businesses? I’ll let you in on a little secret- it isn’t pretty. If you are a business owner, having stressed-out employees is not a good thing, no matter who you ask. You could see profits and productivity plummet if all of your employees can’t operate at their greatest potential. And you better hope that you have stellar Hartford Business Insurance
incase anyone at your firm claims your business caused them health problems.
Here’s a staggering figure: U.S. businesses lost $300 billion from costs due to employee absences, turnover rates, and lack of productivity- all results of highly stressed occupations
. So what can businesses do to prevent these mammoth losses?
- institute mandatory breaks for employees
- encourage employees to walk around during breaks and go outside for fresh air
- hold office wide stress relieving seminars
- organize company workouts or relaxation exercises like yoga
So the next time you see your profits and employees falling by the wayside, then it’s probably time to rethink your business practices. Try incorporating stress-relieving practices in and outside the office. It may seem crazy, but it works. A happy and healthy office is a successful office- isn’t that what you want?