It seems that phrases like “workplace stress” and “work life balance” are just buzzwords that have no real meaning or applicability for organizations – that is, until you start looking at workplace stress statistics.
Surveys of employees across organizations consistently show that stress at work is a valid concern that employers need to factor into their efforts to boost employee morale and productivity; and employers are taking action.
According to a survey conducted by Towers Watson that focuses on the “Business Values of a Healthy Workforce”, employers acknowledge that “health and productivity” programs are important strategies to incorporate into their organizations.
But there is a disconnect between what employers view as workplace stressors versus what their employee’s are finding stressful:
The following table highlights the different viewpoints*:
Image courtesy of Towers Watson
You can learn more on this topic by downloading Towers and Watson’s comprehensive report.
*(2014) Staying@Work Survey Report 2013/.2014, United States, Retrieved from: http://www.towerswatson.com/en-US/Insights/IC-Types/Survey-Research-Results/2013/12/stayingatwork-survey-report-2013-2014-us
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