Workplace stress article by Karen Higgenbottom explains that stress at work can negatively impact employee productivity.
Employees suffering from high workplace stress levels are less engaged, less productive, and take more days off than those working with less pressure to perform, according to research from professional services firm Towers Watson.
The Global Benefits Attitudes survey found that levels of disengaed employees significantly increased when employees experience high levels of workplace stress.
The research clearly showed the damaging link between high levels of stress and reduced productivity, remarked Rebekah Haymes, senior consultant and well being specialist at Towers Watson. “A third of respondents said they are often bothered by excessive pressure in their job and this can lead to [lower engagement and higher absences]–clear indicators of low productivity in the workplace.”