There are a range of benefits from managing workplace stress. It is not just a legal obligation.
- Reduced emplyee turnover and recruitment costs
- Improved retention
- Fewer days lost to sickness and absenteeism
- Increased employee satisfaction
- Less overtime/cover costs
- Fewer accidents
- Improved work quality
- Increased productivity
- More trusting working relationships
- Improved company image and reputation
- Better understanding and tolerance of others experiencing problems
- Improved workplace morale
- Avoidance of litigation and bad press
- Employees feel more motivated and committed to their work
- Morale is high as employees feel valued and appreciated
- Employees work harder and perform better when they are free of stress
- Relationships – with colleagues are more relaxed and trusting
- People are happy in their work and don’t want to leave
- Line managers can outwardly show their duty of care
By employing strategies to help you manage stress, you’ll be taking big steps in improving your health and overall quality of life.
Managing stress will help…
- Improve how your immune system functions.
- Reduce illnesses like the common cold, or physical complaints such as back aches.
- Increase energy levels, allowing more quality time to spend with with friends and family
- Improve the quality of sleep
- Improve digestion.
- Keep calm when there are deadlines to meet.
- Concentration and Focus
Good Stress Management policies and practice benefit everyone in the organisation.