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Stress relief at work is serious business

May 18, 2017 | POSTED BY Jodie Paradis

We spend about a third of our lives working, so stress at work can have a huge impact on our overall well-being. While some stress at work is normal, and can even be a helpful motivator, ongoing stress can cause real health concerns.

 

According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, stress at work could be triggering your “Generalized Stress Response”. If left unchecked this could result in physical symptoms like increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, weakened immune responses, allergic reactions, increased stomach acid, and more. It can also start to affect a person’s mental state causing depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, poor judgment, or substance abuse.

 

Resolving stress is an important part of creating a healthy and fulfilling workplace. It allows people to communicate better, take less sick days, and improve the quality of work being produced.

 

So how can we create a better work environment?

The first step is to identify the specific stressors that are causing the most problems.

Some of the most common workplace stressors are:

 

Identifying and discussing your issues with a supervisor or Human Resources department could be a great first step. Your company could provide additional training, mediation, or participation in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that could dramatically improve the work environment.

 

Look for tools that can help you improve efficiency and organization. This can help keep you from feeling overwhelmed and tools that help improve communication are always a great step in heading off problems before they start.

 

Consider the following communications solutions to help make your work-life a little easier:

 

 

Contact us today for more information about the unified communications and collaboration solutions we offer. 

 

Stay safe and healthy everyone!