Combatting Stress in the Workplace


April is Stress Awareness Month, and there’s a lot of stress to be aware of. 

April is Stress Awareness Month, and there’s a lot of stress to be aware of.  As if the trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been enough, this year there seem to be more sources of stress than at any time in decades.

According to a March survey, 87% of Americans say inflation-driven price increases in gas, groceries and energy bills are a significant stress factor.  Eight in 10 flag Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as creating more stress in their lives; 69% fear we stand on the brink of World War III.  Nearly three-quarters (73%) say they feel overwhelmed by the number of crises facing the world right now.

Even amidst global turmoil and economic pressure, the workplace remains a major source of stress.  A Korn Ferry report found that two-thirds of professionals feel more stress at work than they did five years ago.  And for many, the boss is the largest contributor.

How should organizational leaders respond?  A comprehensive report by the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable offers a series of recommendations to reduce job-related stress risk factors and create an emotionally healthy workplace.

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