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Helping Employees Overcome Workplace Stress

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Long hours...unrealistic deadlines...frequent interruptions. Does this sound familiar? It should, since it most likely describes your average workday. Now add "stressed out" to the list, and it just about sums up America's overwhelmed workforce.

Today's high stress workplaces not only affect employees' quality of work on the job — typically, work performance suffers when employees feel overwhelmed — but also their quality of life outside of work. When employees feel stressed out about their jobs, it spills over into their home lives and has a negative impact on their families, friends, community projects, etc.

To make matters worse, workplace stress also has an adverse impact on employee health. Research conducted by the Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Programme (Sweden) concluded that employees on a tight deadline at work are six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack during the next 24 hours. As a matter...(register to read more)

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