Health Courses->Stress Management->Time Management
The trouble with the rat race is that, even if you win, you’re still a rat.
The proportion of workers who reported “feeling highly stressed” more than doubled from 1985 to 1990.
Job stress is estimated to cost U.S. Industry $300 billion annually, as assessed by absenteeism, diminished productivity, employee turnover, direct medical, legal and insurance fees, etc. 60-80% of industrial accidents are due to stress.
Workers’ compensation awards for job stress, rare two decades ago, have skyrocketed and threaten to bankrupt the system in some states. California employers shelled out almost $1 billion for medical and legal fees alone. Nine out of ten job stress suits are successful, with an average payout more than four times that for regular injury claims.
Workplace violence is rampant. There are almost 2 million reported instances of homicide, aggravated assault, rape or sexual assaults. Homicide is the second leading cause of fatal occupational injury and the leading cause of death for working women. (Statistics courtesy of American Institute of Stress )
There are some excellent books by Dr. Beverly Potter: Overcoming Job Burnout: How to Transform Work Pressure into Productivity and Finding a Path with a Heart: How to Go From Burnout to Bliss . Use the website as your Workplace Health Homework.
An estimated 1 million workers are absent on an average workday because of stress related complaints. Stress is said to be responsible for more than half of the 550,000,000 workdays lost annually because of absenteeism.
A three-year study conducted by a large corporation showed that 60% of employee absences were due to psychological problems such as stress.