Managing Stress in the Workplace

Stress is a factor in every one's life. But according to the Holmes-Rahe Life Events Scale, which rates the levels of stress caused by life events, many of the most stressful events are related to the workplace.

Occupational stress is not limited only to what goes on at work. Balancing the demands of the workplace and of home life is an increasingly common source of stress.

Short-lived or infrequent episodes of stress pose little risk. But when stressful situations go unresolved, the body is kept in a constant state of activation, which increases the rate of wear and tear to biological systems. Ultimately, fatigue or damage results, and the ability of the body to repair and defend itself can become seriously compromised. As a result, the risk of injury or disease escalates.

Unmanaged workplace stress can pose significant costs to companies. Statistics Canada reports that Canadian companies spend $12 billion annually due to stress related disorders.

According to the International Journal of Neuroscience, regular 15-minute massage sessions result in decreased job stress, better performance, and increased speed and accuracy on math computations.

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