Some 85 percent of employees report they are losing sleep due to work-related stress, according to a survey of 714 U.S. workers by global talent mobility consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison. The study found that only 15% rarely or never experience troubled sleep.
“Is work-related stress negatively impacting your sleep?”
Almost always: 28%
Lee Hecht Harrison Executive Vice President Jim Greenway suggests that companies look for ways to integrate stress-reducing behaviors into the workday. “Consider whether you need to set boundaries on e-mail or institute scheduled breaks for walking or relaxing. The important thing is to make sure employees have adequate time to decompress—and that it is supported by managers—so that they come to work healthy, energized, and at the top of their game.”