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How does stress affect the workplace?

Aila Accad
Aila Accad on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Nursing
The U.S. Bureau of Labor estimates stress costs U.S. businesses $300 billion annually in lost productivity, absenteeism, accidents, employee turnover and medical costs. "Attitudes In The American Workplace VI" Gallup Poll found that:
  • 80% of workers feel stress on the job and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress.
  • 42% say their coworkers need such help.
  • 14% felt like striking a coworker in the past year, but didn't.
  • 25% felt like screaming or shouting because of job stress.
  • 10% are concerned about an individual at work they fear could become violent.
  • 9% are aware of an assault or violent act in their workplace.
  • 18% had experienced some sort of threat or verbal intimidation in the past year.

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