All stress isn't bad stress -- just the right amount of pressure can be a powerful motivating force. But as employers, we have to look out for the warning signs of workplace stress among our staff, lead by example and inject a healthy dose of well-being and support into our company cultures.
There is a need for a new way of working, one that is designed for the end-user, the worker, the human. It is not just about adding wellness programs to unhealthy work -- it is about designing work so that it is itself healthy.
More and more companies are enrolling their workforce in health and wellness programs to cut staggering health care costs, reduce absenteeism and foster productivity as well as morale and loyalty, according to several studies on recent changes in employer-based health care policies.