Is workplace stress common?
Stress can hit anyone at any level of the business.
Work related stress is widespread and is not confined to particular sectors, jobs or industries.
Work related stress develops because a person is unable to cope with the demands being placed on them.
Stress, including work related stress, can be a significant cause of illness and is known to be linked with high levels of sickness absence and staff turnover.
Academic research study
Independent research specialists, Work and Well-Being Ltd were appointed to evaluate the impact of Emailogic’s email training programme.
This was rolled out to staff at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust earlier this year as part of the London hospital’s bid to support staff well-being and effectiveness.
Some 100 managers were selected to attend one of four email management sessions during 2015.
Results from the study
As a result of the training, measured improvements included:
- 31 minutes saved per person per day
- Time saved equated to £220,000 per 100 managers trained
- Focus increased by 13%
- Distraction from email down by -18%
- Stress from email cut by -13%
- Worn down by email down by -13
“In these tougher economic times it is critical for successful organisations to optimise the productivity of their people, and L&D managers continually need to find new ways and ideas for delivering this cost-effectively." Peter Chevis, Director, Priority