How to spot the early signs of stress and burnout

How to spot the early signs of stress and burnout

Stress became the silent killer in our life. More of us will die from a stress-related illness such as heart disease and stroke than from infection or old age. Work-related diseases account for an estimated 2.4 million deaths worldwide each year, 200,000 of which are in Europe according to European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. And apart from this shocking data, there are huge costs related to the pressure employees suffer in the workplace like cost of absenteeism, cost of presenteeism - when employees coming to work disengaged, tired, unmotivated and too stressed to work. And finally the cost of staff turnover.

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Executive Stress

Executive Stress

Stress is one of the main plagues of modern times. Of course, there is ‘good’ stress and ‘bad’ stress. Some stress can help improve our mental and physical performance and some can enchain you. The ‘bad’ stress could be when you are facing permanent pressure (for a long period of time) from various stakeholders e.g. shareholders, employees and the firm’s largest customers. The danger of this could be either burn out at an earlier stage or suddenly dropping dead of a heart attack before hitting fifty.

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