Managing Workplace Stress PDF Print
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This course is intended to help employees recognize the outer and inner sources of job stress, and to provide strategies that they can implement immediately to prevent job burnout. Did you know that work is the biggest source of stress for American adults?

Consider these facts:

  • In recent surveys, 78% of the respondents said that work was their biggest source of stress, and more than half reported that their lives had become more stressful over the past ten years.
  • Stress is increasingly a reason for workers to call in sick. In 1996, it accounted for 11% of workers' absences — a 100% increase over the previous year.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that 62% of workplace illnesses were associated with stress-derived cumulative traumas.
  • Healthcare costs now account for approximately 12% of the gross national product. In terms of lost hours due to absenteeism, reduced productivity, and workers' compensation benefits, stress costs American industry more than $300 billion annually, or $7,500 per worker per year.

The topics covered in the course include —

  • Typical sources of workplace stress
  • What is stress?
  • Dealing with burnout
  • Managing unavoidable stress
  • Avoiding avoidable stress
  • Creating a healthier workspace
  • Creating a healthier workplace
  • Balancing work and home life