07 Feb Workplace stress or happiness – what do you have and what do you want?
Stress linked to human interaction costs businesses greatly. Experts at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have found that each year in the United States, $300 billion (or $7,500 per employee) is spent on stress-related compensation claims, reduced productivity, absenteeism, health insurance costs, direct medical expenses and employee turnover.
A significant amount of workplace stress can be attributed to a lack of what is known as Emotional Intelligence, or EQ. In her 10 years of experience as an executive coach, Belsten has heard many stories about bosses and co-workers that consciously or unconsciously contribute to creating a stress-filled environment.
Contact us at The Happiness Institute if you’d like to know more about what we can do via our coaching and consulting services to reduce stress and improve happiness in your office.