Work related stress costs the UK economy somewhere between £3.7bn and £6.5bn a year – the figures vary enormously depending on the terms of the surveys carried out. It is one of the biggest problems in UK workplaces.
Costs are affected by Absenteeism, Presenteeism, staff turnover, training, temporary and replacement staff, disruption to business.
Many people suffering from stress continue to work and may struggle with concentration and effective decision making. This presenteeism is a substantial part of the losses incurred by business in reduced productivity and has a significant impact on colleagues and team and business performance.
There are many successful and practical preventions and solutions to Stress – the first being – to do something about it.