NOTE: The opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Shortlister
Workplace stress can have a harmful effect on productivity, as well as overall health and well-being. These effects are even more pronounced when there are no coping strategies in place to deal with stress. Surveys have revealed that as many as three out of every four American workers experience stress in the workplace. In addition to the physical and mental health consequences, workplace stress can result in greater absenteeism, lower productivity, increased staff turnover, and greater workers compensation costs.