When a business cuts back staffing levels, workloads increase for the remaining workforce. Those employees may find themselves devoting more time to the job than to their own needs and the needs of their families.

In an American Psychological Association website report: Creating a Psychologically Healthy Workplace, we’re reminded that “a healthy workplace fosters health and well-being while enhancing organizational performance and productivity.”

By focusing on the following areas, managers can create a healthy working environment:

Employee involvement
Work-life balance
Employee growth and development
Health and safety
Employee recognition

A national APA study it was found that two-thirds of men and woman reported that their jobs were a major cause of stress in their lives. That stress led one-in-for to call in sick or take a mental health day. The cost to the U.S. labor industry — $300 billion dollars a year in lost productivity.

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