Australian statistics report that 92% of their serious mental health concerns in the workplace are mainly caused by work-related stress. Other countries are not far off, unfortunately.
Problems like mental exhaustion, physical weariness and emotional burnout put employees at risk of what’s called ‘work disability’.
Work disability risk occurs when employees become unable to work due to ongoing illnesses, consistent anxiety or enduring injuries. This can be due to extreme job dissatisfaction and stress, resulting in employees losing the motivation to go to work and perform their roles. As a result, your company suffers from longer-term negative consequences including lost productivity, poor customer service and lower revenue generation.
Every business and employee wants to avoid this outcome. So it’s important to understand work disability risk and how you can mitigate its impact.