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Stress at Work: A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action

June 4, 2019 / Corporate Wellness

Written By: Gabrielle Purchon

5 Resources to Empower Your Employees and Promote Mental Health Awareness

According to the American Institute for Stress, workplace stress costs organizations $300 billion globally. Four out of five employees report feeling stress on the job and it’s only getting worse; 75% of employees say that workers have more on-the-job stress than a generation ago.

When someone is suffering from stress and anxiety at work, it can affect the employee and organization in a myriad of ways. In high-stress workplaces, absenteeism and presenteeism increase, productivity and quality of work diminish, and it often leads to overall poor workforce morale. Employees experience a lower quality of life, miss out on goal achievement, and lose confidence. Simply put, when we’re stressed, we become the worst version of ourselves.

Now is the time for action on workplace stress. But where do you begin? Check out these five resources to give you expert advice and easy ideas to:

  • Educate employees on good stress vs. bad stress
  • Combat burnout
  • Design a workplace where employees feel safe and empowered
  • Normalize treatment for stress management

Learn How Leading Employers Address Mental Wellbeing

Leading researchers and academics, particularly Dr. Susan David of Harvard Medical School and the experts on the Virgin Pulse Science Advisory Board, are leading the charge in the science of helping individuals to overcome difficult situations and thrive through adversity. What they all suggest is a new paradigm of coping skills, leading to advanced mental health and transformational wellbeing strategies. Employers have the opportunity to “nudge” individuals within their organizations by providing them with the opportunity and support to make healthy habits and reframe their thought patterns. Want to learn how?

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Improve Employee Sleep for Greater Health, Happiness, and Productivity

woman smiling in her sunlit office

Sleep and mental health go hand in hand. And employers can do more to help their employees get some shuteye than they might think. Join Joe Burton, Founder and CEO of Whil, in this webinar replay to learn strategies to help your workforce get the rest they need.

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Nip Burnout in The Bud

Burnout has officially been recognized by the World Health Organization as a “workplace phenomenon,” meaning that it’s become widespread enough to warrant serious attention. The best way to help employees combat burnout is prevention. How can your workplace improve the way it reduces stress to prevent employees from burning out?

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Expert Advice: Emotional Agility in the Workplace

Dr. Susan David argues that in order to combat stress, we need to stop it before it starts. Help your employees change the narrative on stress with strategies that support emotional agility at work and at home.

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Drive Business Outcomes with a Culture of Happiness and Positivity

Happy people are better workers. Seems simple right? But fostering a company culture that promotes happiness is harder than it sounds. Learn proven strategies to spread more positivity throughout your workplace.

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About The Author

Gabrielle is the content marketing manager and strategist at Virgin Pulse. Her adventurous and food-seeking attitude has led her to jump out of planes and dine at one of the best restaurants in the world. But as someone who strives for balance, you can also find her enjoying quiet moments with a book or face planting in the sand come summer.

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