Stress Management In The Workplace

 

Change Management Consultants often tell employees to master computer skills, improve their communication style, and dress for success. However, the ability to manage stress in the workplace is equally important. Consider the following:

  • Stress-related incidents cost U.S. companies about $200 billion a year in workplace mistakes, bad decisions, and lost time, according to the International Labor Organization.
  • Each time you become upset on the job, you take approximately 10 minutes off your life.
  • Acute stress can cause corticosteroid damage, and a host of other life-threatening physical conditions according to researchers at The Ohio State School of Medicine.

 

Test Your Stress Management I.Q.

The following quiz is not meant to provide a medical diagnosis. Instead, it will give you a quick snapshot of how effectively you manage workplace stressors.